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Workplace Incivility

From the not so dusty archives….

The Armchair HR Manager - Advice from an "HR Fan"

One of my personal pet peeves at work is when co-workers and managers don’t treat each other with respect. Understanding that managers have a job to do and if they have employees who are not performing this needs to be addressed; however, it can always be done with respect. Regardless of the message, no matter how difficult, sensitive or critical it is, it can always be delivered in a respectful way so that the person receiving the message is allowed to maintain their dignity.

So having said that, my temperature always rises when I see and hear of incidents of workplace incivility. These run the gamut of things like employees treating admin staff as if they were somehow lesser people or lower on the proverbial food chain, employees doing an end around on another colleague in order to make their own project look better, or my personal favourite – the…

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