Actions to Influence Culture of Respect, Civility in your Workplace

by Oct 12, 2015

Every workers ideal workplace shows open communication, and the interaction with one another should be in civil and respectful manner.  But that is just the opposite of what is generally happening in reality.

According to studies and polls taken in today’s workplace, incivility has become a serious problem among co-workers.  Found in one study, lack of respect in the place of work covers 80% of the poll among respondents, and is becoming worse according to another 60% of the said poll.

In order for us to eventually achieve our ideal, civil and respectful workplace, Barbara Richman, a Senior Consultant in Memphis, Tennessee, shared 10 actions where ones management should focus to influence the right culture of respect and civility in their own company.

The ten actions, or tips included in the article covers that one should be mindful or considerate with other people’s needs and feelings.  Workers should use a respectful approach whenever they speak, and also act, in front of others.

Whenever work conflicts arise, do understand that this kind of situation is always present in any workplace, simply appreciate other people’s different opinions, for you don’t think alike.  React positively and be respectful to be able to reach a healthy solution.

Avoid gossips and other form of negativity in your interactions with other co-workers, this can bring down the respectful environment everyone is working to achieve.

This article shared very helpful tips, actions, that every workplace is trying to uphold.  Every worker should willingly do this on a consistent basis so workplace violence, illegal behaviors and unethical actions will no longer be present as we grow in the company.

 

Civility is the platform for organizational success—it is absolutely necessary for an organization to reach its goals. Download our Ebook on Seeking Civility to learn more on how to create a workplace free of bullying and abusive conduct.

 
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About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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