What are the “Anys” of Respect?

By | 2017-01-13T13:42:18+00:00 November 30th, 2010|Categories: Respectful Workplace|Tags: , |2 Comments

I was recently inspired by this blog post on recognition. In it, the author focused not only on good forms of recognition but also created a list of the best approaches to use recognition in the workplace.

I decided to work off that list to create a similar one for respect in the workplace.

1. Anyone Can Give Respect. It doesn’t just have to be a bottom up or top down approach. Feel free to respect your co-workers too!

2. Anyone Can Receive Respect. Same as above. Respect is not reserved for a select few. It should be received freely and embraced by all levels of an organization.

3. Anytime is an Appropriate Time. There doesn’t need to be a set time when respect can be given or received. Try to do it at least once a day. More would be even better.

4. Anything That Shows Respect Should Be Encouraged. This includes but is not limited to smiling when greeted by co-workers, not gossiping, or simply saying “thank you.”

What could you add to this list??

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About the Author:

Melanie Sklarz
Melanie Sklarz was the the web content and social media coordinator as well as the lead blog writer for the RespectfulWorkplace.com website. She has a MA in Women’s Studies from the Ohio State University. For more information, visit melaniesklarz.com.


  1. Derek Irvine, Globoforce December 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for the compliment! I like your list very much, too. Respect in the workplace is foundational to success. Without respect very little can be achieved and even less sustained over the long term. I’m glad to see it highlighted in this blog and am now following your blog for future insights!

  2. Melanie Sklarz
    Melanie Sklarz December 2, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Thanks Derek! I definitely agree that respect is important and goes hand in hand with recognition. Keep up the good work!

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