Respect in the Workplace: A Culture of Collegiality
The University of Calgary is committed to providing a campus that respects and promotes human rights, personal dignity, civility and health and safety for all members of the campus community.
A respectful workplace is healthy, safe, supportive and inclusive, and one that values diversity. It is a place where students, faculty, staff and other members of the university family are valued; communication is polite and courteous; people are treated with respect; conflict is addressed in a positive and respectful manner; and disrespectful behaviour, harassment, bullying, and discrimination are not tolerated.
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Respect Program Model
UCalgary's Respect Program model is based around Setting Expectations, Creating Awareness and Learning, and Support and Response.
Respectful relationships and trust in our university, department, and project leaders are fundamental to achieving the healthy and positive workplace environment critical to achieving our goals.
As we know from the Hay Group research, respect is a key driver of engagement, collaboration, and effective team performance in the workplace. Benefits of a respectful workplace include improved team communication, improved morale and productivity, strengthened employee retention, reduced absenteeism, and enhanced organizational health.