Take action in your workplace

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    Every workplace is different, with its own culture, structures and change processes. Workplace Equality and Respect acknowledges this, providing tools that are flexible and adaptive so that you can choose actions that are appropriate for your workplace.

    The four-step process

    Workplace Equality and Respect tools and resources guide you through an organisational change process to promote and embed gender equality and prevent sexual harassment and gender-based violence including family and domestic violence.

    Step 1: Readiness assessment

    Assess if your workplace is ready to engage with the Workplace Equality and Respect Standards.

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    Workplace readiness assessment tool

    Download assessment tool (329 kb)

    Step 2: Project planning

    A project plan sets you up for success, outlining the actions you need to take and when they need to be completed.

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    Workplace leadership commitment checklist

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    Step 3: Benchmarking and diagnostics

    Identify strengths and gaps and make the case for resourcing efforts to promote gender equality, reflect on the status of gender equality in your organisation, establish a baseline to track your progress, and engage in critical discussion of barriers in your workplace.

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    Workplace people survey

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    Workplace employee focus group tool

    Download focus group tool (651 kb)
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    Workplace gender equality indicators

    Download indicators (326 kb)
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    Workplace project management group assessment tool

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    Step 4: Action planning and review

    Plan for change that builds over time. Prioritise and plan your actions (short-, medium- and long-term) by developing a strategy or action plan, based on the needs and circumstances of your workplace. Build in annual reviews and reflections.

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    Workplace action plan template

    Download action plan (323 kb)

    How-to guide

    By following this step-by-step process, you can be sure your workplace understands and prioritises action that will make real and lasting change.

    For detailed information about each step, download the How-to guide below.

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    Workplace Equality and Respect: How-to guide

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    Tailored solutions

    Talk to the Our Watch Workplaces and Institute team about how we can help you prevent violence against women in your workplace today.

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    We can support you to create a tailored plan for your business and its unique needs.

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    Workplace Equality and Respect is an evidence-based approach to prevent violence against women.

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    These free tools and resources will support your workplace to address gender inequality and prevent violence against women.