Human Resources: Respect in the Workplace

Posted by Creatiq Support | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Human Resources: Respect in the Workplace

Posted by Creatiq Support | Thursday, June 30, 2016

Respect in the workplace is considered one of the top five things that
employees seek from their employer. Respect and dignity from management relates
to more than simply getting along with other employees. It also relates to
fairness, equity,   and recognition. Employees who feel as though their
actions are consistently recognized, continue to strive to be worthy of this recognition.
Additional ways management can display respect for employees include: 

    Empowering employees by
    providing tools and resources needed to be successful.
      Providing ongoing supportive
      feedback that is both positive and corrective. 
        Setting clear expectations
        for performance and holding employees accountable. 
          Demonstrating trust in
          employees’ abilities and decisions.
           

            Respect is heard in how management communicates with employees both verbally
            and non-verbally. Thus, it is just as important to be aware of body language
            and demeanor as it is to be aware of word choices. Respect is heard in tone of
            voice as well as in the words used in communicating with employees. Moreover,
            employees gauge the level of respect by how new rules and procedures are
            established, how the rules and procedures are presented to employees, and
            through compensation and rewards.  

            Respect can be demonstrated with simple, but powerful actions. The ability
            of management to demonstrate respect for employees creates an energized
            organizational climate. As a result, the energy of the organization
            is geared towards remaining competitive within the industry instead
            of building defenses against internal critics. Further, respect helps all employees
            feel as though they have a piece of ownership in the organization and that
            their voice matters. When respect is consistently demonstrated, the benefits
            are far-reaching to all connected to the organization. 

            Contact ModernHR today to find out more.