(From the Ottawa Citizen) You've been working on your Respectful Workplace Policy for months. You've held meetings, got suggestions and made several drafts. You're ready to unveil it.
But when it's time for the Big Reveal, managers and staff give it just a brief glance then shelve it. It's back to business as usual -and respect in the workplace hasn't changed or improved. It's easy to feel let down.
The problem with policies is that we don't tend to behave differently by reading about how we should behave. We learn by doing.
So what do we need to do to make such a policy come to life? There are three key elements to creating a respect ful workplace. Too often, organizations aspiring to build respect into the culture overlook the need for everyone to take personal responsibility. Blame cultures that are dependent on management to get things done tend to focus on what everyone else should be doing to make the workplace hum. Instead, get people to ask: "What can I do to make this place better for everyone?"
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