Building a Civil Workplace: Is It Ever Possible?

by Nov 30, 2015

It can be observed that a good business venture demands civility at the workplace. With civility, productivity, efficiency, and overall performance appear to be relatively evident.

A civil workplace is a place, legal and ethical, wherein people work together in a civil atmosphere and where potential problems are raised and addressed before it may actually happen or develop into a disaster. Reports state that learning should be a key part of the process of building a civil workplace culture. Further discussed, learning should be a continuous progress and does not simply constitute pieces of documents and paper and training requirements to brandish and serve as defense for possible claims or complaints, which should have been avoided in the first place.

To conclude, learning may be acquired through civility training. However, building such set up requires fundamental commitment from the corporate leadership. The management must be able to apply key principles and settle behavioral and ethical matters in the workplace as part of their daily business activities. Building a civil workplace may be possible with proper grasp of the dynamics in workplace behavior and ethics. Nevertheless, once achieved, a civil workplace proved to be the most profitable and productive organizations, from the bottom line to improved quality, efficiency, safety, and competency.

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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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