The Drama-Free Workplace


How You Can Prevent Unconscious Bias, Sexual Harassment, Ethics Lapses, and Inspire a Healthy Culture

Patti Perez

272 Pages, Hardcover

The comprehensive resource for eliminating drama in the workplace!

The Drama-Free Workplace is the book brimming with the information and strategies needed to create a vibrant, productive, and profitable workplace. A healthy environment is one where leaders, managers, and employees feel supported, have the freedom to innovate, and contribute to the overall prosperity of the organization. Designed to be a practical resource filled with easy-to-apply strategies, The Drama-Free Workplace contains the wisdom and experiences of Human Resources and Workplace Culture expert and author Patti Perez combined with up-to-date, groundbreaking behavioral science research on the topic.

The Drama-Free Workplace is a blueprint for all managers and leaders to build a healthy company and implement authentic, systemic changes throughout any organization. The Drama-Free Workplace shows how to transform a corporate culture that fixates on compliance and complicity into one that places courage and compassion at the center of their values.

Keep drama out of your workplace and become the productive company that continues to thrive.


Patti Perez is Vice President of Workplace Strategy for Emtrain, a technology-driven HR culture/compliance company and a frequent speaker around the United States and Latin America on sexual harassment prevention and other workplace issues. She is a licensed California attorney, a professionally-certified HR executive, and a specialist in the prevention and resolution of workplace drama.

Praise for the drama-free workplace

“Patti’s ability to weave academic research findings with practical experience and real-life examples is the perfect blend for anyone who wants to better understand why issues such as sexual harassment and bias still plague our workplaces.”
—CARLA BOREN, General Counsel and Head of Human Resources, Otonomy, Inc.

“Patti’s methodical explanation of the root causes of drama, combined with her no-nonsense, practical solutions makes The Drama-Free Workplace an easy read that users can go back to repeatedly.”
—NESTOR BARRERO, Senior Counsel, Costangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Former VP–Employment Law, NBC/Universal

“The Drama-Free Workplace is a much-needed solution to the people challenges that keep executives up at night. Make this mandatory reading for your leadership team and in your MBA classes!”
—PAUL FALCONE, HR executive and bestselling author, 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees

“This book is smart, practical, funny and revolutionary. Patti has combined decades of expertise, a fresh voice, and cutting-edge research.”
—ALEXANDRA BODNAR, Deputy General Counsel, Volt Information Sciences, Inc.

“The Drama-Free Workplace identifies root causes of drama and offers real-life actionable solutions that will help any company not only achieve compliance, but also achieve corporate health.”
—ANGELICA ESPINOSA, VP-Compliance and Governance/Corporate Secretary, Sempra Energy

“This book belongs on the shelves of enlightened supervisors, managers and business

leaders everywhere.”
—DONNA M. DELL, Former Labor Commissioner for the State of California

“The Drama-Free Workplace is a forward-thinking manual on how to create the workplace of the future.”
—MISHELL PARRENO TAYLOR, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson



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