Respectful Workplaces

Healthy, respectful workplaces require an acknowledgment and acceptance of a multiplicity of perspectives (diversity), ways of knowing, ways of working, ways of being. These workplaces are supportive and use variances as teachable moments.

In unhealthy workplaces employees looking over their shoulders are not focused on the task at hand. Mistakes happen.  Fear, finger-pointing, blame, and impulsive reactions surface. Staff turtle into their shells seeking only to stay under the radar and survive, not thrive.

Healthy, respectful workplaces require an acknowledgment and acceptance of a multiplicity of perspectives (diversity), ways of knowing, ways of working, ways of being.

Healthy, respectful workplaces use an appreciation and willingness to learn from diversity to go forward. People in healthy workplaces respect differences, are curious and accepting but focused and committed to a shared goal and outcomes. Healthy, respectful workplaces have and hold individual and collective accountability and responsibility for performance. Healthy workplaces free leaders from micromanaging and fighting fires to focus on the business and strategy.

Collaborative Leadership will help you and your teams define what is healthy and respectful in your environment and how to create, support, and nurture that environment. A review of your shared beliefs, values and practices (your culture) will be our starting point because culture is how your organization operates and moves forward.  Compromising on culture is a sure-fire way to forfeit your future.

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