The GLMA Nursing Section has now unveiled our “Workplace Climate Scale” – a tool that can be used to improve the working environment for nurses in any setting! It can also be used as a teaching and learning tool to raise awareness of ways to reduce workplace homophobia and microagressions that affect LGBTQ individuals and families.
You can find out more from the information on our website! Discover a number of ways that YOU can use this simple yet comprehensive tool, regardless of where you work! We developed the tool as a way to address homophobia in the workplace that has damaged so many lives for too many years. But our approach is a positive one … it outlines the actions and conditions that can be create to not only overcome homophobia, and create a truly welcoming environment that values all sexual and gender minority nurses!
Here are the specific sections that you will find on the website:
Teaching with the Workplace Climate Scale – here you will find a slideshow that you can use in any setting to introduce people to the elements on the Scale, and to prompt discussion of how to create these conditions in any workplace.
Workplace Climate Scale for Self- Assessment – here you will find a downloadable PDF file that lists all 1o of the items on the scale, with a column for you to use for self-assessment in any setting.
Recognition for earning a “Perfect 10” on the Workplace Climate Scale – so you want to actually use the scale to score your workplace, AND you find that you have a “perfect 10!” Use the electronic form on this page to let us know, and we will post your achievement on our website!
Most of all, we would love to hear from you! We are still in the process of posting resources to help people who want to use this important resource to take action where you work! Fill out the contact form here, and give us your suggestions! We will do everything we can to support what you want to accomplish!