When we talk to people in workplaces, respect always seems to be about the other person – never about me. They tell us lots of stories about disrespectful behaviours of others but few say how they’ve been disrespectful to others. Don't wait for others to respect you first. Gandhi got it right: Be the change you wish to see. Someone has to stop this vicious cycle – and as a leader – it really has to be you!

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“R-E-S-P-E-C-T find out what it means to me.” It’s how the old Aretha Franklin song goes! She’s right. We all have very different ideas about what respect is and what respectful behaviour looks like. To work better together, we all need to be on the same page about what respectful behaviour is." Bill Cropper in FactFile-18: The Change Forum


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Building Respectful Workplaces



Building Respectful Workplaces -- What this Program is About...

Most teams name ‘respect’ among their top 10 values and lack of it as one of their main bugbears. Codes of conduct implore us to treat others respectfully but the sad part is many of us just don’t seem to know how. Lack of respect spells havoc at work. It fuels resentments and even resignations, poisons our experience of work, robs us of vitality and feelings of self-worth, kills-off trust, ruins relationships and corrodes productivity.

Along with trust, respect is one of the twin currencies of leadership. It’s critical for constructive relationships, great teamwork and inspirational leadership. At the root of it, respect’s a set of learned behaviours, stemming from ingrained emotional and thinking patterns. It’s an attitude, a predisposition, a state of mind that translates into ways of saying and doing you can learn, though these don’t always come naturally.  [Read more in our FactFile on Respect]

Do you want to:

Sharpen your ideas about what respectful behaviour looks like?


Identify root-causes, dynamics and impacts of disrespect?


Take positive steps to create team cultures based on mutual respect, trust, openness?


Evaluate how you behave when you’re interacting with others?


Learn to constructively confront disrespectful behaviour?


Building Respectful Workplaces is one of 10 team-building modules that make up our Working Better Together series. This is a fast-paced, energising 1-day clinic explores what respect is, then helps people practise techniques that translate into more respecting and successful back-at-work behaviours. Come along to this fast-paced, energising clinic and find out what positive actions and strategies you can employ to instill a bit more respect into your personal interactions, work-teams and culture.  Topics we cover include:

Working Better Together

Unwrapping respect – perspectives & attitudes


7 practices and attributes of respect


Dynamics, signals and ramifications of disrespect


Watch your language – It’s not just what you say...


Respect and the lost art of listening


Giving feedback & challenging respectfully


Disrespect – it’s an emotional hijack


Dealing with disrespect – respectfully


Control your stories – mind-tricks & feeling traps


Self-respect – key to respecting others


Respect – it’s connections to culture


Respect-building actions – personal, team & organisational


8 Download the program Brochure for more information and a course outline:    PDF

8 Read more about respect at work in our FactFile-18: Respect-building at Work

8 See our current Schedule of Public Programs for dates and locations of upcoming clinics near you.  Scheduled Dates

*Note:   This program can be presented in-house by arrangement for groups of 10 or more...

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