Working Respectfully: Tools for Creating a More Civil Workplace
In today’s workplace the rise of disrespectful behaviors in business is a serious problem that has reached epidemic proportions. One study found that 60% of employees believe that co-workers’ annoying behaviors negatively impact the workplace and, as a result, 40% reported that they are looking for new employment. In fact it’s estimated that employers spend $300 billion dollars a year dealing with the impact of poor communication, misunderstandings, lack of accountability, arguments, diminished employee morale and weak engagement due lack of courtesy and respectful among co-workers.
These behaviors can range from annoyance to aggression and bullying. These disrespectful and uncivil behaviors negatively affect productivity and insidiously influence an organization’s bottom line. The facts are alarming:
This program provides strategies for leaders and managers to recognize and handle offensive, disrespectful and inappropriate behaviors. It also explores how to improve productivity by modeling better behavior and fostering a culture of civility and mutual respect. Civil behaviors don’t have to be left to moral randomness; employees can learn to appreciate and become consciously aware of the impact of their thoughts, feelings, action and words on others.
The Working Respectfully Program is comprised of five modules:
The Benefits of this Program include:
This program is designed as a 1 Day program but can be adapted to half-day sessions. All levels of the organization can benefit from this program; however the program can be tailored to address specific needs and experience. Participants use their real work-life issues – to learn and practice the framework of this program.
For more information on this program, contact George or Louise Altman at 858 350 5550 or email here.