I recently read an article in Reader's Digest entitled, "What If You Said Hello to Everyone In Your Path for a Month?" that really made me stop and think. Could something as simple as saying "hello" more often make a difference to a workplace environment?
Imagine that each and every day you are wearing an invisible backpack. And that the people you interact with either add to it with positive or negative emotions. At the end of the day, how heavy is your emotional backpack?
The process of writing a Code of Cooperation has become central to the training we offer to our clients. It is important that everyone participate and contribute their ideas to the process — the theory being that people will support what that they create, specifically in organizations.
How we communication with coworkers is essential to creating a more respectful and therefore effective workplace. Below you will find 5 suggestions to help improve the way you communicate with others in the workplace and your personal life.
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. The following are 5 tips to help your organization create a culture of respect.
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.
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.
Last week, I found myself in a place I’d been before but that is not familiar: jury duty. I’d received jury duty summonses twice while living in Washington, DC. Both times I found myself giving up a day to sit in a jury waiting room, never to be picked for a case. This time was [...]
If you've been keeping up with this series, then you may or may not know how it started years ago. For those that need a refresher, here's the inaugural post, which was inspired by a Connecting With Respect workshop. That same workshop but at a different time and location has shaped this post and taken [...]
I haven't eaten meat in almost 20 years. I am not saying this to brag. It's just a part of who I am now. I have accepted this, even if other people don't understand. I can't recall how many times meat eaters have given me a hard time, when I simply ask for a non-meat [...]