An increasingly demanding work environment creates greater pressure and stress for every employee. In addition, impersonal electronic communication has taken precedence over face-to-face interactions. Sometimes, this increased stress and lack of personal contact leads to more abrupt, informal face-to-face communication.
A recent study of over 17,000 employees from more than 80 countries revealed that respect for colleagues is key in creating a positive work atmosphere. A respectful work environment motivates people to do their best work, encourages them to support others, produces positive results for the organization, and also allows its employees to have job satisfaction.
The Golden Rule is designed to help employees consistently demonstrate respect in their day-to-day interactions. Participants learn the behaviors that contribute to a respectful environment. They will learn how to establish self-respect, develop reciprocity with colleagues, and maintain respect when faced with stress, uncertainty, and change.