Respect for each other as employees is a key factor in terms of productivity and emotional well-being. Ideally a harmonious workplace is a respectful one. It’s an environment where all team members believe they have the right to speak up and be heard without fear or favour from their colleagues or managers. Achieve that and you will be well on your way to ensuring contentious issues such as the debate surrounding the “same sex debate” don’t divide your team or undermine professional relationships.
Strong and respectful leadership provides the opportunity to strengthen relationships!