Have you ever heard people proudly exclaim that they are color blind? Or, more broadly, that they treat everyone the same? While that sounds great on the surface (think of Golden Rule), the actual premise for that notion is antiquated at best. At its worst, it can be downright disrespectful. Why? Because we are not all the same.
With up to five generations currently in the workforce, each group brings their own set of attitudes and values based on their generation’s experience. Such large differences can often cause conflict, especially in the workplace. On the other hand, these differences can also lead to positive relationships, such as older workers mentoring younger colleagues. The following collection of posts from our blog provide insight into how to successfully manage the multiple generations currently working together in today's workforce.
Respectfully interacting and communicating with your co-workers is the topic of this week’s Best of Respectful Workplace series. Authors: Erica Pinsky, Melanie Sklarz, and Laura Lewis-Barr.
As a tribute to Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2014, here is a selection of posts from the Respectful Workplace blog that relate to the topic of workplace cultures. In these articles, Barbara Richman gives a list of actions to create a more respectful culture for your organization and Erica Pinsky presents Respect Tips to ensure you know where your culture is. Finally, Michael Kerr gives us an example of a work culture built on laughter.
The following is a collection of articles from our blog that define workplace bullying and ways to remedy its toxic effects. Authors include: Paul Meshanko, Erica Pinky, Sindy Warren, Phil Eastwood and Margaret W. Jones.
The following are selections from the legacycultures.com blog that highlight the value and importance of focusing on employee engagement in the workplace. In these posts, our authors discuss research as well as ideas for inspiring greater employee engagement in your workplace.
What’s one of the key attributes of a thriving and engaged work culture? In a word, trust. This month, Barbara Richman gives us 11 tips for building trust in the workplace. Sindy Warren shares a recent survey on engagement and trust in the workplace. Finally, Erica Fener explains why providing intangible perks like a stable and supportive work environment is essential to establishing trust with employees.
Editor’s Note: Each month this summer we will feature a Best of our Blog post based on a specific theme. By behaving in a civil way we can find common ground, build community and effectively communicate respect for one another. This month, Jay Remer discusses the gift of giving. Michele Lawson shares an enthralling interview with her [...]