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Ensure mutual respect between team members.


Summary

Leaders should be on the lookout for disrespectful treatment between team members. Addressing instances of disrespectful treatment quickly is essential.

Leaders must understand that respect is always in the “eye of the beholder”. Team members may be hesitant to speak up about disrespectful treatment.  

People show respect when they recognize the inherent worth and dignity of others.

Open minds and a willingness to compromise are evidence of mutual respect in the workplace. People are being respectful when the show courtesy, kindness, and gratitude.

Ensuring mutual respect between team members helps develop cohesion and build resilient teams. Ensure mutual respect between team members is a leader task for front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders.