Be Respectful by Learning From Others
Most people know that absenteeism, theft, and sexual harassment are disrespectful work behaviors. But what about the unwritten rules of workplace respect? Issues often arise when there aren’t clear-cut guidelines. Legacy Business Cultures shares some excellent ways that you can foster respectful interaction in your organization.
- Be curious. Wanting to know about the views of others creates empathy and helps us to understand others’ motivations.
- Be wrong. If you think you know everything, you’ll be less likely to take in new information. Open yourself up to learning from your colleagues.
- Connect with others. Instead of focusing on the difference between you and your co-workers, look at what you have in common instead. You can make a personal connection based on ways you’re similar.