Project Lotus is a non-profit division of Cattle Dog. Our mission is to prevent workplace harassment. We do that by raising awareness of staggering workplace harassment statistics and sharing a values protocol to guide and improve workplace behaviours.
Our inspiration comes from Cattle Dog’s founders, who created a values protocol for employees that complement the company’s HR and strategic goals. The protocol is shared and agreed with employees in a written contract that establishes the company’s expectations of behaviour and outlines consequences of non-compliance.
Workplace harassment can take many forms:
It might occur as physical harassment, sexual harassment, psychological harassment, discriminatory harassment, verbal harassment, power harassment, retaliation harassment, or cyberbullying.
Sometimes it is loud and overt.
Sometimes it is quiet and sneaky.
All forms are damaging.
To the individual, your brand, sales, and business relationships.
Cattle Dog’s Managing Director, Luke Orell, has almost 20 years of corporate experience. In that time, he’s heard countless distressing stories of workplace harassment that damaged individuals’ health, happiness, earning potential, and careers. As the leading principal of his own firm, he committed to creating a protocol to prevent workplace harassment.
An executive sponsor of Project Lotus, Luke made the development of Cattle Dog’s core values a crisp priority. The company’s values framework was created with input from the entire team and is reviewed annually. The framework is the basis of Project Lotus: a protocol to help create a workplace culture and environment that is inclusive, safe, and secure for all employees.
Everyone deserves to feel included, safe, and happy at work. And, as the world’s best-performing organisations know, happy employees are motivated, productive employees. Business performance, employee engagement, and morale aside, every employer has a legal responsibility under Occupational Health and Safety and anti-discrimination law to provide a safe workplace.
Becoming a Lotus-certified organisation means committing to a tangible framework, shared with
employees, to create an inclusive, safe, and secure workplace. It requires including the mandatory Lotus protocols in your company’s values and sharing those expectations with your employees. It also demands standing by those protocols; no matter how uncomfortable the conversation.
Ending workplace harassment takes all of us working together.
Are you ready to become Lotus-certified?
Cattle Dog established ten protocols by which they live and run their business. These protocols form the core of our values and are understood and honoured by our entire team.
Organisations must implement the first five mandatory protocols to become Lotus-certified. We encourage every Lotus-certified organisation to include its unique values in the protocol to help create a culture that supports an inclusive, safe, and secure workplace.
Join Cattle Dog in becoming Lotus Certified.