A Code of Cooperation is a document created by people who work together to encourage an emotionally healthy work environment. It accomplishes this by formally establishing common behavioral expectations that can be supported by all. Codes of Cooperation may articulate both behaviors which a group wishes to encourage as well as those to be avoided. They should be created with input from all group members and are most effective when embraced and supported by everyone.
Unconscious bias is a part of our evolutionary nature. However, it can have many negative effects when it leads to exclusionary behavior within organizations. The following article discusses why biases occur and reveals how we can break through them in order to promote and receive the benefits of more inclusive workplace cultures.
In the following video, Paul Meshanko explains that, when people are treated with disrespect at work, negative effects may be caused not only to their engagement and productivity, but also may become more prone to stress related physical and mental damages.
The following video was taken from a presentation for MGM of The Respect Effect by Paul Meshanko. In it, he describes how disrespectful behavior among coworkers can cause harmful mental and physical effects as well as reduced engagement, productivity and resilience.
As the focus on breaking the glass ceiling and getting more women into middle and senior level leadership roles intensifies, it’s important to realize that this is not some “kumbaya” initiative. It’s a matter of making smarter business decisions and ultimately (at least in the private sector) making more money.
Turning training into a game can be a great method to enhance learning as well as an opportunity for coworkers to engage with each other on a more personal level. When it comes to maintaining productivity, the most important thing is to make your people feel part of a team. Make the process fun and allow everyone to be themselves.
One of the keys to a successful business is great leadership. Leaders can have a profound impact on employee engagement, retention and productivity and can be the difference between a high performing team and one that fails to succeed. Leadership can take on many forms and doesn’t necessarily require that someone be in a management position, just the ability to bring together and inspire greatness in others and provide a vision for the future of an organization. The following quotes are meant to inspire those in leadership positions to take a close look at ways in which they can can improve their leadership style and effectiveness.
Sometimes, reminders of what’s really important in life present themselves when we’re not expecting them. Whatever the trigger, when our normal patterns of hamster-like busyness are interrupted, we become (even if for only a short while) a bit more present; more focused on observing instead of doing. And when we’re more present, we are more likely to see age-old truths that have defined the human experience since our earliest days.
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.
The Connecting With Respect program teaches participants the awareness and tools necessary to engage their peers in healthier, more respectful relationships. One of the many reasons this training is so important to organizations is its impact on the engagement and productivity of its employees. According to a study published in the Harvard Business Review, employees who are the target of disrespectful behavior in the workplace experience declined engagement and productivity.