Melanie Sklarz

About Melanie Sklarz

Melanie Sklarz was the the web content and social media coordinator as well as the lead blog writer for the RespectfulWorkplace.com website. She has a MA in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. For more information, visit melaniesklarz.com.

Does Your Organization Have a Code of Cooperation?

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:50+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

The process of writing a Code of Cooperation has become central to the training we offer to our clients. It is important that everyone participate and contribute their ideas to the process — the theory being that people will support what that they create, specifically in organizations.

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5 Ways to Communicate More Respectfully With Your Coworkers

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:50+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

How we communication with coworkers is essential to creating a more respectful and therefore effective workplace. Below you will find 5 suggestions to help improve the way you communicate with others in the workplace and your personal life.

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What’s Your Best Option for Respectful Workplace Training?

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:53+00:00 January 6th, 2015|Categories: Our Favorite Posts|Tags: |

You know the feeling. Your supervisor tasks you with finding a suitable training curriculum to solve your organization’s respect (or lack thereof) issues. Maybe there is someone in your organization who could use a little sensitivity training.

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Does Your Workplace REALLY Need Sensitivity Training?

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:54+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Here at Legacy Business Cultures we often receive inquiries from managers requesting sensitivity training for their employees. Typically, there has been an ‘incident’ – someone has called someone else a derogatory name or otherwise been disrespectful toward other employees. In some cases, this leads to an EEOC investigation and required intervention.

Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: Jury Duty

By | 2017-01-13T13:41:59+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Categories: Cultural Tourism|Tags: |

Last week, I found myself in a place I’d been before but that is not familiar: jury duty. I’d received jury duty summonses twice while living in Washington, DC. Both times I found myself giving up a day to sit in a jury waiting room, never to be picked for a case. This time was [...]

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Adventures of a Cultural Tourist: Fishing Trip

By | 2017-01-13T13:42:01+00:00 September 19th, 2013|Categories: Cultural Tourism|

If you've been keeping up with this series, then you may or may not know how it started years ago. For those that need a refresher, here's the inaugural post, which was inspired by a Connecting With Respect workshop. That same workshop but at a different time and location has shaped this post and taken [...]