Respect in the Workplace: A Culture of Collegiality
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Respect — it's up to all of us
University faculty and staff have a responsibility to create and maintain a respectful workplace. This includes:
- fostering respectful behaviour towards others
- avoiding placing one's self or others at risk
- respecting the value of inclusivity and diversity in the workplace
- challenging disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour when it occurs
- dealing with conflict in a respectful way
- reporting incidents of disrespectful behaviour
- utilizing the Employee and Family Assistance Program, if necessary
Respect is fundamental to our success
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.