As Brothers Redevelopment’s leadership and staff began the process of working on our strategic plan in 2022, it became clear that the way we connect our team to our mission had changed.
The pandemic, along with explosive growth in our programming, made it clear that moving forward, it will be essential to bolster our culture and re-invigorate a mission-minded team.
We are dedicated to creating a positive, healthy working environment. And part of achieving that mission is ensuring that we maintain an open-door policy to leadership, HR and colleagues, and to ensure management has the training to successfully lead teams working in remote, hybrid and in-person environments. That’s why earlier this month, our program directors and managers participated in a formal harassment prevention training for supervisors and managers.
The training session was led by an Employers Council attorney and delved into crucial aspects of fostering a respectful workplace. Our management explored topics such as harassment and hostile work environments, behavioral boundaries in the workplace, and management’s role in preventing harassment. The sessions were enriched with insights into laws governing various forms of harassment, real-world case studies, and practical strategies for identifying and addressing inappropriate behaviors. Our management team emerged not only equipped with the legal knowledge necessary for compliance but also armed with tools to cultivate a workplace that values respect, inclusivity, and professionalism.
Earlier this year, Brothers Redevelopment’s staff also participated in a diversity, equity and inclusion training which covered topics like benefits of diversity, unconscious bias, inclusion, micro-aggressions, and more. By proactively investing in the development of our team, we are confident in our ability to uphold our mission and to strive for a future where our positive, healthy working environment is a catalyst for transformative change in the communities we serve.
“We believe that fostering a respectful workplace is not just a legal obligation — it’s the right thing to do. By equipping our team with the tools and insights necessary to create an environment where respect, inclusivity and professionalism thrive, we are confident in our ability to continue to make a positive impact in the communities we serve,” said Brothers Redevelopment President Jeff Martinez.