Start at the Top
Senior managers need to be sensitized about the
importance of respecting each other, their direct reports, and all employees.
They should serve as role models by consistently demonstrating respect for
Include Personal Respect in the Mission
Make respect for employees an important part of
the company mission. Communicate the mission widely and consistently to all
Provide Ongoing Feedback to Employees About
Instruct supervisors to provide employees with
positive recognition for showing respect. When they catch employees in the act
of demonstrating respect, they should tell them that this type of behavior is
valued by the organization.
Use Your Organization's Performance
Don't let the practice of respect just fall
through the cracks. Rate managers and supervisors on how well they show respect
for other employees.