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Are You a Catalyst for Civility?

 

We know people and businesses work best when we choose civility. That’s why SHRM is sparking 1 Million Civil Conversations.

Together, we can encourage inclusivity, bridge divides and build understanding, one conversation at a time.

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Cards Against Incivility

Difficult conversations with colleagues and employees are unpredictable. But building trust and creating a safe space for others to share their thoughts can begin with you. Keep these cards in your back pocket to turn discord into dialogue and conflict into opportunity.

Civility Starts with You

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Cards Against Incivility

Building trust and creating a safe space for others to share their thoughts can begin with you. Keep these cards in your back pocket to turn discord into dialogue and conflict into opportunity.

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We are all responsible for championing better workplaces through open and civil dialogue. Share your commitment and engage with us on social media using:

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The State of Civility in the Workplace

Our research shows the importance of navigating the delicate balance of encouraging open dialogue while maintaining respect for individual differences as we aim to build a more respectful, understanding, and collaborative world of work.

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Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have experienced or witnessed incivility in their workplace within the past month.

Source: SHRM Research on Civility, Conflict and Expression, February 2024

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One-third of U.S. workers believe workplace conflict will increase over the next 12 months.

Source: SHRM Research on Civility, Conflict and Expression, February 2024

Insightful Content, Expert Perspectives

Many U.S. workers are bracing for more political discussions at home and work. Half of employees believe workplace political discussions hurt the work environment, according to new data.

Surveys show that Black employees often face workplace hostility that impacts their physical, mental and emotional health. Several Black professionals shared their own experiences and the role that civility plays in creating a more inclusive workplace.

Scholar and women’s rights activist Rangita de Silva de Alwis shares how allyship can provide women with new leadership opportunities in the workplace.

Much of the conflict in workplaces plays out over email and text, often due to misunderstandings about tone and intent of the communications. Experts offer tips on keeping email messages civil and understandable.

Inflation and talent shortages continues to be a top concern for organizations in 2024, and HR is stretched thin trying to recruit and retain top talent while reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.

Antisemitism has skyrocketed in recent months, according to new data released by the Anti-Defamation League. Could workplace civility play a role in reducing such hate crimes?

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