Employing Civility

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There are high costs associated with a lack of workplace civility, according to Christine Porath, an assistant professor at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, who has researched the subject for nearly a decade.

She has found that one in eight workers who feel disrespected will ultimately leave an unpleasant workplace. Half of the employees who experience incivility will lose time fretting about future interactions, and one fourth will deliberately reduce their work efforts. A few will retaliate by stealing or sabotaging equipment.

During His ministry, Jesus revealed an important principle: “Whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them” (Matthew 7:12). Make it a point to be a Christian today and every day by showing respect to those around you. In our daily dealing with one another, remember Romans 13:10, “Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”