One of the great things about working at SHRM is the opportunity to speak with so many HR professionals and business leaders who are making a real difference in their workplaces. One thing I’ve certainly learned is that every one of SHRM’s 300,000-plus members has unique experiences and viewpoints that deserve to be heard.
Something has been truly puzzling to me lately. In the swirl of events, there seems to be a larger and larger focus on upheaval and dismay versus anything positive. I am not naive and ache for the constant wave of tragedy that fills every form of media. Honestly I do take time to step away and reflect just to break the pattern.
This was first published as the “Ask HR” column in USA TODAY.
Those who know me understand that I can act as a provocateur in conversations. I question. I disagree. I offer a counter-point.
Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being respectful to your coworkers, says Georgetown University professor and leadership researcher Christine Porath. In this science-backed talk, she shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success -- and your company's bottom line.
“Who do you want to be? It’s a simple question and, whether you know it or not, you’re answering it every day through your actions. This one question will define your professional success more than any other because how you show up and treat people means everything.” ~ Christine Porath
Q: For the last few months two of my employees have been constantly bickering about politics.
While most other employees were staying out of the discussion now more of them are getting dragged in, to the point that we now have a divided, tense work environment. I’m hesitant to get involved but I am concerned that the negativity is affecting productivity and morale.
SHRM’s #Nextchat is one of the most engaging workplace-focused chats on twitter- bringing together HR professionals from across the world for an hour of networking, learning and sharing on topics that truly effect our workplace. Now, each week our #Nextchat Podcast series continues that conversation with our special guests.
Preview of this week’s #Nextchat with special guest Christine Porath
On April 12, @shrmnextchat chatted with Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace about How to Create a Culture of Civility in the Workplace.