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General steps to address problematic / poor behaviours

  • Be honest but kind to yourself if behaviours were inadvertent
  • Ask for advice when you need it
  • Look after your wellbeing
  • Apologise for hostile/negative behaviours when they occur
  • Educate yourself on the topic by exploring this toolkit and signposted resources, including Module 7 "I want to learn more about workplace behaviour"
  • Ask for honest feedback on your behaviour from a wide range of people
  • Reflect
  • Improve your understanding of ‘human factors’ e.g. RCOG e-learning on human factors in maternity and situational awareness, further resources from Each Baby Counts
  • Try to identify situations where you have been prone to undermining behaviour and think through and discuss strategies to improve those situations for you and the team.
  • Seek a mentor or coach- this may be available via your manager or via HEE for trainees.