GloboForce: by Darcy Jacobsen
Respect has gotten a lot of attention in the work environment lately, as it relates to equity, fairness and just getting along. In fact, I think most of us will agree a healthy level of respect is probably the most potent ingredient for workplace civility.
But respect reaches much further than manners and compliance. It also plays a key role in recognition, engagement, and in creating a strong organizational culture. Think about it. Recognition, at its core, is really just a form of respect. People who have been recognized tend to rise to that recognition, and strive in the future to be worthy of it. People who are not recognized for hard work tend to feel forgotten, unappreciated and disrespected.