Respect is like air. As long as it’s present, nobody thinks about it. But if you take it away, it’s all that people can think about. Follow these steps to build a culture of respect at your organisation.
Ask workers what matters most to them and feeling respected by superiors often tops the list. Yet employees report more disrespectful and uncivil behaviour each year. Writing for Harvard Business Review, Kristie Rogers draws on her research into a tech-marketing firm with a workforce of prison inmates to argue that what you need to develop a culture of respect is an understanding of both owed and earned respect:
OWED AND EARNED RESPECT