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  • How corporate philanthropy programs lead to increase employee engagament

Infographic: How corporate philanthropy programs lead to increased employee engagement

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

By now we are all aware of the numerous studies that prove how companies with more engaged employees outperform those without. The next question that should be asked is - what can companies do to [...]

  • Passing the torch

Passing the torch

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

All parents, in some way or another, leave indelible marks on the world views that their children develop and bring into adulthood. In some cases, these marks are from strong, admirable qualities that we try to emulate ourselves because of the positive outcomes that resulted. In other cases, the marks come from behaviors that we observed causing damage to others or even themselves. In these situations, we make mental notes and likely try our best to do the opposite as we grow up. Most times, it was combination of both. Such was the case with my father.

  • ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition

Paul Meshanko will Present The Respect Effect at ATD 2016

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition is fast approaching and Paul Meshanko will be returning to present The Respect Effect: Leveraging Neuroscience to Help Build Inclusive Workplaces.

  • How unconscious bias works and the effects it may be having on your organization

How unconscious bias works and the effects it may be having on your organization

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Each of us stores our own version of “truth” in our minds. This story of right and wrong, of past events and their presumed causes and effects (and their emotional impact on us), becomes the gold standard by which we anticipate how current events will unfold and affect us in the future. Helpful sometimes and burdensome in others, this is the realm of unconscious bias.

  • The Neuroscience of The Respect Effect

Our Literal Connection to Each Other – The Neuroscience of the Respect Effect

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

When we operate in a rich, stimulating and emotionally nourishing environment, our brains are more productive than normal. They release powerful neurotransmitters that stimulate our creativity, desire to work collaboratively and allow us to find deep personal satisfaction in our work. This is the Respect Effect.

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Job

Top 10 Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Job (Infographic)

By |January 4th, 2016|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Low employee engagement, which leads to high employee turnover, is bad for business. It is essential to an organization's success that leadership helps create a culture that makes its employees want to stay and put forth their best efforts. If not, it is likely to continually lose its very best employees. The following is a helpful infographic that discusses the top 10 reasons that good employees leave their jobs.

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The True “Value” of Values

By |December 18th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

How often are employees in your workplace reminded about your workplace values? How do you think it might affect your business results if your values were truly lived in your workplace, supporting a positive and respectful workplace community? Everyone succeeds when workplace practices are aligned with values, and in particular the ethical value of respect. The reason is simple; values are the glue that unite us in our humanity.

  • 10 small things you can start doing today to be a more respectful coworker

10 small things you can start doing today to be a more respectful coworker

By |December 11th, 2015|Categories: Respect Tips, Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

Showing respect doesn't always require an overt or grand gesture. There are also several small behaviors that can be practiced on a day-to-day basis that can demonstrate respect towards others. Keeping the following tips in mind will ensure that you are part of creating a culture of respect within your professional or personal lives.

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Why employee self-esteem is vital to the success of an organization

By |December 4th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |

There are many reasons why it's crucial that organizations focus on helping to foster an environment that promotes healthy self-esteem among employees. Here are some valuable ideas from our Increasing Human Effectiveness workshop about how to achieve this.

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Dimensions of Leadership: Leading

By |December 1st, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

Continuing our series on the dimensions of leadership, this week we will discuss "Leading" and the purpose of leaders within organizations. We find that the most successful leaders consider their purpose within their role to be "to act from a perspective of service and development of others."

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Thanksgiving Gratitude

By |November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

Ready or not, it's that time of year again when we pop that oversized turkey into the oven and hope for the best that it's moist and delicious! Perhaps it's time to shine the silver and polish the wine glasses reserved for special occasions. It is most certainly a time for families to get together and give thanks for the bounty provided by the good earth and for the many blessings of our lives.

  • Diversity as a Noun, Inclusion as a Verb

Diversity as a Noun…Inclusion as a Verb

By |November 16th, 2015|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , , |

The unfortunate trend that has become overly apparent to me is that diversity has really just become a numbers game. Organizations are spending their resources trying to diversify their candidate pool, hire more diverse candidates, and do more in the underserved communities. My question is: what comes after “diversity”?