"Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves"
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essayist, Lecturer, and Poet
START WITH THE BASICS
A simple 'hello' or acknowledgement goes a long way.
"... it's nothing grand ... Just respect everyone you meet and work with." (University of Warwick annonymous Pulse comment)
REMEMBER WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT
Take time to learn about others and consider different perspectives; just because one person is right it doesn't mean the other person is wrong.
Visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of LDC's Course Directory for courses on this theme.
DEVELOP YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Do you really listen? Do you challenge in a respectful manner?
In addition to LDC's face-to-face workshops, explore our resources on Self-directed learning: managing yourself and your working relationships.
RESPECT IN YOUR WORKPLACE
Discuss what respect means in your local place of work/study. Which behaviours are acceptable?
View the video and handout on Creating a positive office culture that Student Careers & Skills produced as part of their Pulse action planning: discussing which behaviours are acceptable/not acceptable within their team.
Take time to connect with and support others across the community - you may be surprised by what you learn.
Have you considered Coaching or Mentoring a colleague at Warwick? Take a look at the Warwick Coaching & Mentoring Scheme to explore the available training and offering support in a field of development that is constantly expanding.
DON'T BE A BYSTANDER
Intervene early, if you see something that does not seem right; don't let silence condone inappropriate behaviour.
"Let us remember; what hurts the victim most is not the cruelty of the oppressor, but the silence of the bystander." (Elie Wiesel, Human Rights Activist & Nobel Peace Prize recipient)
Explore Dignity at Warwick policies and actions in further detail.
LEAD WITH RESPECT
Leaders play a key role in setting the tone; make sure your style is inclusive, collaborative and respectful.
"Your job gives you authority, your behaviour gives you respect." (Irwin Federman, businessman & philanthropist)
Take a look at a 2016 CIPD report on Inclusive Leadership.