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Does Your Workplace REALLY Need Sensitivity Training?

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.

What’s Your Best Option for Respectful Workplace Training?

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.

By |May 28th, 2014|Categories: Our Favorite Posts|Tags: |0 Comments

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, discrimination, bullying, workplace violence, unethical actions, or other disrespectful and potentially illegal behaviors.

Instead of this idealized picture, studies and polls […]

By |June 27th, 2013|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Comments Off

Five Tips for Respectful Interaction in the Workplace

*This article first appeared on the Politics of the Workplace website.

There are tons of rules in society, some written and some implicit— a red light means stop and most people obey. In the workplace there are established rules of respect as well.  For example, if you physically assault someone, steal, or don’t show up for work, […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respect Tips|Tags: , |4 Comments

From Toxic to Terrific: Transforming the Culture of Your Workplace

No one sets out to create a toxic environment. Yet when a workplace culture evolves on its own with little attention given to relationships and employees aren’t held accountable for rudeness or disrespect, the mood at any organization can turn poisonous. The results: loss of productivity, low morale, increased absenteeism and high turnover. Don’t miss […]

By |February 17th, 2011|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |5 Comments

How to Make Employee Performance Appraisals 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. Often, this is because the process fails to respect the individuals involved. Instead, the focus is put […]

By |December 16th, 2010|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: |2 Comments

Respect – It’s that Simple

When you ask people what defines diversity in a business setting, the things that often come to mind are race, religion, gender and age. While an obvious mix of these characteristics in your personnel pool is the most observable measure to claim diversity in your workforce, these descriptors just barely scratch the surface of what […]

The Importance of Healthy Self-Esteem

Being able and willing to look back at childhood challenges through the eyes of an adult has been a tremendous vehicle for my own personal growth over the past 10 years. In no area has this been truer than the subject of self-esteem.

While all kids (teenagers especially) wrestle with the awkwardness of puberty and slowly […]

By |March 25th, 2009|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: |3 Comments

Respect Starts At The Top

A company’s culture is one of its most important assets. Culture plays a role in helping to attract the best talent and it is absolutely vital to engaging, developing and retaining that talent. And while no single culture is best for all organizations (or even functions within an organization), there is one cultural variable that […]

By |June 11th, 2008|Categories: Our Favorite Posts, Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |10 Comments