Welcome to the Respectful Workplace blog

The Respectful Workplace blog is devoted entirely to fostering awareness and providing resources for creating more respect in the workplace. We want to help you stimulate thinking and take action to promote respect in your workplace.

Legacy Business Cultures Awarded GSA Schedule Contract

Legacy Business Cultures has been awarded a GSA Schedule Contract effective March 24, 2015, making it fast and easy for any federal agency to order consulting and other services directly from the company.

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How to Seek Executive Support of a Diversity and Inclusion Effort

Obtaining executive sponsorship is a key component to kicking off any diversity and inclusion strategy. To be successful you need to show that your initiative is taken seriously and has the support from the top levels of the organization. The following are tips to ensure executive support for your next diversity and inclusion initiative.

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Increasing Self-Esteem to Increase Productivity

Why is self-esteem important in a respectful workplace? Employees who feel good about themselves are typically able to focus better, need less time off, and generally get along well with coworkers.

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Respectful Communication and the Disabled: An Interview

An interview with Michele Walsh, PT about being respectful of and communicating well with people with disabilities. The following candid answers will reveal a glimpse into the day in the life of the disabled.

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What You Should Know About Violence in the Workplace

Workplace violence is a concern that each employer should address. While acts of violence cannot be eradicated totally and no one is immune, proactive measures can be taken by every employer. With the support of senior management, organizations can make and communicate plans for preventing and responding to workplace violence. Here are some questions and answers to assist employers in making preparations for their workplaces.

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Fernando Serpa Joins Legacy Business Cultures

Fernando A. Serpa will put his nearly 20 years’ experience in Diversity and Inclusion strategy, education, outreach and training to work for Legacy Business Cultures where he will lead the Diversity and Inclusion Practice.

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Are you too aggressive? If so, it might be killing you

As aggressive behavior is studied more frequently, especially relating to bullying, the focus has tended to be on the long-term effect on mental health.

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Legacy Business Cultures to Sponsor, Exhibit and Present at ATD 2015

The ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition is fast approaching and the Legacy Business Cultures team will be returning as a Bronze sponsor to showcase their services and host a session on a core component of the […]

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#RaceTogether: More than just a slogan scrawled on a cup

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard about Starbucks’ Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz wanting to start a discussion about race in America. He started by holding forums over the past three months in which more than 2,000 Starbucks partners (their term for employees) discussed racial issues in Oakland, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York and Chicago.

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How to Build Relationships by Sharing a Laugh

As part of Legacy Business Culture’s Connecting With Respect Workshop, participants are taught the 12 Rules of Respect for business leaders to follow. These rules can be used to help employers create and maintain a positive environment within the work place. One of the rules that Paul preached and had cultivated in many of his clients and/or potential clients was to look for opportunities to connect with and support others.

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Best of Respectful Workplace: Diversity & Inclusion

Best of the Respectful Workplace blog: Diversity & Inclusion.

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10 Actions You Can Focus on to Influence Culture of Respect, Civility in your Workplace

Imagine a work environment where all communications and interactions were conducted in a civil and respectful manner. Co-workers and customers would be treated respectfully on a consistent basis. There would be no place for harassment, […]

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Gender Bias Starts Early and Lasts a Lifetime

Society’s opportunities for improvement, when it comes to the issue of equal rights in the workplace, are well documented. Stacks of studies outline issues including the glass ceiling, pay equality, and maternal wall bias, or discrimination that occurs against caregivers, and particularly working mothers. Here are a few suggestions to start the “bias interruption” process.

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5 Tips to Make Your Next Employee Performance Appraisal More Respectful

Ideally, the goal of your employee performance appraisals is to give employees feedback, direction and development so they can be their best. But in many cases, performance appraisals demoralize and discourage employees rather than engage and inspire them. Here are some tips to help make your next employee performance appraisal more respectful.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall – How Managers Can Help Employees Succeed

Our job as leaders is primarily to leverage and align the talents of everyone in our organizations. That means helping each person with whom we work be as successful as they can possibly be. The following post recounts a story of a manager failing to uphold his responsibilities and lists ways in which managers can help their employees succeed at their job.

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