Treating all people with kindness and respect
What is it?
Treating others with respect means that no matter how we feel about another person, whether we like them or dislike them and no matter how they have treated us, we first and foremost treat others with dignity and consideration.
Why is it important?
At the end of the day, people always want to feel respected – but especially in their workplace or when receiving medical attention. An environment of respect can lead to trust, more effective communication, smoother coordination, and a positive overall work environment. By contrast, when people feel like they have been put down or disrespected, they may become irritated and resentful. When that happens, people also tend to criticize, become passive aggressive, or create other undesirable outcomes.