Civility and respect mean:
Serious problems like bullying, harassment, discrimination, and even violence are the extreme end of a lack of civility and respect at work. However, subtler forms of incivility or lack of respect can really take a tool on the entire workplace. Gossip, rude comments, refusing to acknowledge coworkers or their contributions, inappropriate jokes, and favouritism are some examples of lack of civility and respect in the workplace.
Civility and respect do not mean ignoring problems, conflicts, or disagreements. Instead, it’s a way to proactively deal with problems at work in a way that makes everyone feel respected.
Civility and respect do not mean ignoring problems, conflicts, or disagreements.
Civility and respect help everyone work well together and get the job done. People who say they have civility and respect in their workplace say that:
Civility and respect are part of a healthy workplace. As people experience small acts of incivility or lack of respect over time, their mental and physical health may suffer. Safety problems come up when people can’t communicate well, are excluded from conversations, or fear retribution if they report a concern.
If you are interested in learning more and getting involved in civility and respect initiatives at work, you can:
If you’ve experienced bullying or harassment at work, learn how to take action and where to report incidents at www.worksafebc.