The Top 10 Signs of a Respectful Workplace

by Paul Meshanko

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  1. Co-workers acknowledge and greet each other, often by name.
  2. Common courtesies such as “please” and “thank you” are the norm.
  3. The absence of gossip, rumors, sarcasm and cliques.
  4. Employees work hard, but can still maintain work-life balance.
  5. Management and employees vigorously pursue a safe workplace.
  6. Business leaders are visible, accessible and approachable.
  7. Employees leverage technology without being consumed by it.
  8. Conflicts are resolved quickly and directly.
  9. Occasional incidents of disrespect are acknowledged and resolved (with an apology when appropriate).
  10. Lots of smiles & good natured humor.