Unfortunately, the odds say it is. As with anti-harassment and discrimination initiatives, promoting and maintaining a civil work environment should be a priority of business leaders and HR professionals alike. This message is reinforced in meetings, at events, and with various awards for contributing to the culture.
Trends in Civility and Creating a Respectful Workplace February 05, Submitted By Jessica Miller-Merrell Civility usually is demonstrated through manners, courtesy, politeness, and a general awareness of the rights, wishes, concerns, and feelings of others. Until proven wrong, give the benefit of the doubt that people are trying to do the best they can with the resources and tools available to them.
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M Forni, Choosing Civility, in which Forni identifies twenty-five rules that are most essential in connecting effectively and happily with others. The leaders I serve have found that the most powerful way to elevate civility as an organizational value is to articulate — with their people, shoulder-to-shoulder — the values and valued behaviors aligned with each value that actually bring civility to life in their workplaces.