Maintain Civility at Work and Create Respect With These Tips

by Nov 23, 2015

Our workplace can be seen as the microcosm of the society. What happens at work could inferentially reflect the overall culture. However, one can observe nowadays that the workplace demonstrates conduct which shows lack of civility at work and respect among employees. Furthermore, recently conducted studies illustrate disrespect and hinted an organization’s lack of civility training programs.

However, lack of workplace bullying solutions tolerates disrespect and lack of civility which, in turn, proves to weaken productivity and influence the organizational culture in general. Furthermore, it harms the economy on a larger scale.

If only employees will be made aware of these consequences, it can be anticipated that they serve as role models of respect and civility and start building a civil workplace once again. An organization may adopt a respectful workplace policy by considering these things. First, one must think first before one acts. Furthermore, one must also be able to recognize and respect each other’s differences. One must also consider monitoring one’s communication with others, understand one’s own ‘triggers’, and be able to take responsibility of one’s own actions.

In turn, the organization must also consider resolving conflicts in a positive approach and being objective and considerate in addressing workplace issues. To sum it up,, it is everyone’s responsibility to be the bridge to respect and civility at work.

 

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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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