Respectful behaviors in the workplace affect employee loyalty and morale,
team work and team cohesiveness, employees' attitudes towards work, employee
turnover, leadership effectiveness and even potential risk of liability to the
employer. Everyone deserves and appreciates respect, the workplace will be
better for it, and respecting others is good common sense.
This important issue 'respect' covers everything from respectful communication
(good listening, direct and open feedback, regular praise, paying attention to
non-verbal language, avoiding gossip) to privacy, to respecting differences
(personality, gender, age, culture, values). Even respecting others' time and
personal property is included.
But: Like all healthy behaviors, being respectful takes practice. Therefore the
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has published 'Ten Tips for
Respect and Civility in the Workplace'.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety