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Lessons from a Stranger: Hitting the Pause Button to Become More Human

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: |

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.

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

By | March 6th, 2017|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.

Why invest in respectful workplace training for your organization?

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|

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.

Video: The Respect Effect STADA Webinar

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace, Videos|Tags: |

Based on his highly acclaimed new book, The Respect Effect: Using the science of neuroleadership to inspire a more loyal and productive workplace author and speaker Paul Meshanko goes beyond the typical “feel good” themes of organizational culture and digs deeply into the topics of evolution, psychology and neuroscience to show how powerful of a catalyst respect can be. More importantly, he shares practical, easy-to-implement strategies for helping to promote respectful work cultures and offers case study details on how best-in-class global employers are already using respect to make a difference with both their cultures and bottom lines.

Mindfulness May Be the Key to Smarter Decisions

By | January 10th, 2017|Categories: Respectful Workplace|

We hear so many well-meaning and well-researched messages about how to be healthier, and for many, they prompt real change, like quitting smoking, exercising more, and eating better. But for some people, these messages prompt only a defensive and resentful reaction — “Stop nagging and leave me alone.” Why do some people hear these messages so differently, and how can researchers help them be more effective? In looking at this problem, a new study by researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who are more mindful are more receptive to health messaging and more likely to be motivated to change.

The mental and physical health impact of bullying in the workplace

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

We have written a lot on the Respectful Workplace Blog about how to eliminate bullying and disrespectful behavior in the workplace. The following article was contributed by about the research found on the negative impact on mental and physical health on people who are bullied.