Benefits of Respect In The Workplace
The golden rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. It is often heard and touted in elementary school classrooms, but it’s a lesson for all ages. Respect. Respect yourself, respect others, and good things will come from it. The golden rule is taught in elementary school but is applicable in every setting and stage of life, and is especially relevant in the business world. In a study of nearly 20,000 employees around the world, employees that get respect from their leaders reported 56% better health and well-being, 1.72 times more trust and safety, 89% greater enjoyment and satisfaction with their jobs, 92% greater focus and prioritization, and 1.26 times more meaning and significance. Those numbers don’t lie, showing respect to your employees can pay off in huge dividends. Unfortunately, 54% of employees claimed that they don’t regularly get respect from their leaders.
Disrespect in the Office
So what’s causing the disrespect around the office? The Harvard Business Review takes an in-depth look at why more than half of employees don’t feel respected by their bosses.