In a world of countless differences between people, being able to create a work environment that allows each person to do his or her very best work is now one of the most important competencies that any organization can master.
One facet of these great work environments is RESPECT. Respect promotes cooperation, open communication, creativity, commitment and safer workplaces. The most current research shows it also promotes greater job satisfaction and even improved physical health.
As a concept, respect sounds simple. But getting there requires work. It is an emotional state that is triggered by our behaviors around each other. Its impact is far greater than tolerance because it is externalized and directed towards others, not just felt internally. As recipients, respect feels good and primes our brains to do their very best work. Practicing respect on a consistent basis is an emotional competency that requires increased awareness and practice. But the effort is worth it. Being able to skillfully deploy the right attitudes and behaviors, including our words, to positively affect those around us is a critical skill set not just for work, but for life in general.
This course is designed for workers and supervisors. Contact Social Worker/Trainer, Judith McLean for details.
Outcomes: Examine workplace behaviour, estimate the costs of uncivil behaviour, affirm acts of kindness and design a formula for maintaining a balanced and safe workplace.
Partial proceeds donated to Sources Community Resource Centres http://www.sourcesbc.ca/
Here is an example of Hi Q Training in Action. This video clip offers real stories from two targets of harassment and bullying in Canadian banking and healthcare workplaces. Hi Q Trainer, Judith McLean provides an overview about the lack of respect at work.