Respectful Workplace Training: Creating A Culturally Inclusive Environment
Our in-depth research on global corporations across many different cultures found one common thread: No matter what differences may exist in cultures, people everywhere want to be treated with dignity and respect.
The core interactions where employees decide if they are being treated respectfully are their conversations with their immediate supervisor. Fundamentally, people can’t feel valued if they don’t feel heard. Well-intentioned, good people still may communicate poorly, and the consequences can be catastrophic – to the relationship, and to the organization.
Creating a respectful workplace requires a total commitment on the part of the organization and its leadership. (See our consulting solutions for Cultural Inclusion, and our leadership training to support that effort.) Improving the communication skills of supervisors is a key element in that strategy.
Our Respectful Workplace approach is different from traditional “diversity training” in that it equips supervisors with the knowledge, skills, confidence, and commitment to have a different conversation with employees and with each other. These important, crucial conversations are the connecting tissue that build and sustain an organizational culture in which dignity, respect, and valuing others are dominant threads.
Supervisors who create a respectful workplace help your business achieve important benefits:
Respectful Workplace Training Training highlights:
Respectful Workplace Training Methodology
Participants in Respectful Workplace spend most of their workshop time in practices with coaching and feedback in P2P Videolabs™ – AlexanderHancock’s trademarked process for rapid development of business communication skills. They bring their own real situations to use in the practice sessions, and gain insight and skills through customized exercises and case studies.
Respectful Workplace Training Customized Solutions
To ensure that training is not just an “event,” but instead produces enduring results, we customize Respectful Workplace to fit your unique situation, business strategy, culture, and people. After discussion with you and other experts within your organization, we select the emphasis, specific skills to be developed, key learning points, exercises, and case studies for practice to create a solution tailored just for you.
Respectful Workplace Training Applications
The following are some of the ways our clients have used custom versions of Respectful Workplace: