Roberta Chinsky Matuson
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Respect

Respect…is it something you can buy or does it have to be earned? Well sure, you can buy it if you are interested in hearing Aretha Franklin belt out a few heavy rounds of R-E-S-P-E-C-T, but in most situations it is something that needs to be earned.

Respect doesn’t usually cost a lot of money. Then why is it that so few organizations have it happening in their companies? I know of three reasons why and I’m sure you can come up with plenty more. Here they are:

  1. It’s not sexy. There I said it. The discussion surrounding respect doesn’t move team members to tears. They don’t leave meetings chanting about it. It just is what it is.
  2. We are so used to not having it. So many cultures have become the type of place that you wouldn’t want your own kids working in. We have accepted this is simply the way it is.
  3. We may want to change things, but we don’t know how. In fact, we don’t even know how to ask for help so we continue down the same path without even realizing that everyday, things are getting worse.

Think about the type of workplace you would ideally like to work in. Then consider how you can begin to create a workplace that is based on commitment, rather than compliance.

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