Boise City Club to launch year-long program on civility

by Nov 2, 2015

Boise’s City Club is set to launch its year-long program tackling civility and problem solving on November 4.  The club, established by Dottie Simpson and her husband over 20 years ago, has been successful in upholding its mission to establish open civil dialogues on important issues affecting both the city and the state of Idaho.  For its civility program this year, the City Club is aiming to educate and encourage people to listen about how Boise and Idaho are handling and solving problems.  This way, civil discussions about the various issues can happen and it will provide an opportunity for all concerned parties to be heard, become involved and eventually find a way to collaborate together.

The City Club’s civility program is a good example of how civility at work should be maintained.  In some organizations, teams or employees may have a difference of opinion or a different way of approaching a problem, which sometimes lead to confrontations.  In worst cases, it can result to a yelling match between individuals.

Building a civil workplace is something that business leaders and HR professionals should also prioritize, apart from attaining business goals.  Cultivating a positive working culture is key in building employee morale and boosting productivity.

 

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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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