In the last 48 hours, I have heard several conversations regarding how we treat those with whom we work. The suggestions are we must learn to treat our co-workers with compassion and respect.
Andi Campbell, Human Resources Laz Parking, gave a Ted Talk saying that we must bring humans back to work. She states that connecting takes a true conscious effort.
There are studies that prove that ones health, and well being are impacted by our treatment at work. I can attest to this, as I had a most stressful incident at work in January of this year caused by a co-worker, and consequently ended up in the hospital with a heart condition called Takotsubo. I wasn't aware of the intense stress, but my body reacted, and it mirrored a heart attack. I am pleased to say that I am perfectly fine today, and so much wiser.
With the current President setting a very poor example of civility and respect for others our society is in a contentious place.
I work in retail and I have noticed customers are much more aggressive and ready to "fight" when receiving an answer they don't like. We are combative and agitated. What happened to the "Golden Rule".........treat others as we wish to be treated.
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, speaks about compassionate leadership. He feels that leaders must be able to put themselves in their employees shoes to understand them and treat them with grace and dignity.
Mr. Weiner also finds it necessary to laugh and have fun at work.
I am delighted to see leaders in large corporations are addressing civility, but am concerned that management got so caught up in the bottom line that it forgot to listen and respect those in their employ.
We have a culture where we are encouraged to have more, more and more. But isn't more sometimes just more.
I love technology, but feel that this obsession with being connected 24/7, and more, if that were possible is making us lose the ability to communicate.
We need to re-learn how to communicate with each other in real time. Along with this constant wanting more makes us lose the appreciation for what we have.
Corporate America is so obsessed with the bottom line, and doing more that it forgot those who are producing to make that bottom line profitable.
Mr. Trump, get off Twitter and learn to communicate. You have demonstrated that you have very little regard or appreciation for those that work for you........you are the leader of the free world, and are setting an example that would not be tolerated in a kindergarten classroom.
The Harvey Weinsteins and Donald Trumps should not be the aspiration of Americans. Certainly monetarily well compensated men, but such poor examples of "good humans".