Dealing with Incivility and Promoting Respect at Work

Do you deal with incivility in the workplace? Have you ever experienced rudeness, impatience, or harassment before? A recent study found that 84% of Americans experience some form of incivility on average about 10 times a week. These incidents are often work-related and involve a look, an angry comment, open hostility, and everything in between. So, how do we deal with incivility and promote respect in the workplace?

Ralph Brandt from RDR Group, who has studied this subject for over 20 years, discusses how addressing situations before they get out of control could go a long way in reducing incivility. If we calm our emotions when we overreact and try to think rationally, we strengthen the mature brain, allowing us to respond wisely and with respect.

Listen in as Ralph explains how incivility impacts our brain chemistry and compromises our ability to think, innovate, and perform at work.


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