I’ll be honest….I’m not having the best of weeks at work andit’s only Tuesday! Something which happened to me yesterday had me questioning the respect (or lack of respect) we have towards our colleagues. Is it a case of respect should be dependent upon your job title? For example, if I were the CEO of my company,do I have every right to talk to my employees as if they were mere peasants? I don’t think so! Or is it ok for that lady who has been therefor 20 years plus, to swan around the floor like she owns the place? No, no, no!!
I personally feel respect is born out of the environment you work within. Different companies have different ‘work cultures’, which helps gauge their employees to work in a certain way. Of course, people are people and you’ll never be able to change their personal attitudes. If Bob is not a cheery and welcoming person in the outside world, I doubt his disposition is going to change within stressful, working environment. However,I do believe that companies have a responsibility to nurture working environments and that includes the people within it. No company wants to have a reputation of having demoralised staff with high turnovers. They want to be roaming with the big shooters, sitting pretty in those ‘top100 companies’ lists and boasting about high performance levels within.
Is money a factor? Yes! I believe that the more a company invests in their employees, the more they will get out of them. Employees would be happy to work, morale is high,they bring in the best result and bosses are happy. Thus, the circle of working life keeps turning. Yes, there will always be that one person with the bad attitude but when the majority of people are happy within their working environment, watch how people will hold each other with high regard.
Money talks…and in big businesses this is evident. Money buys their employees happiness.