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  • Apparently Some KPMG U.K. Employees Were Pissing or Pooping (or Both) In a Work Bathroom Sink
    So yesterday the BBC posted an article about the shitty bathroom etiquette of some employees at the Financial Conduct Authority, the regulator of the financial services industry in the U.K. And I’m not trying to be funny when I use the word “shitty.” People were “defecating on the floor in ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-14
  • Civility: Isolation can erode civility
    “Civility in America 2019: Solutions for Tomorrow,” reported that 93 percent of ... Human connectivity happens spontaneously at PTA meetings, in workplace break rooms, check-out lines and even in the stands at sporting events. These are the places where we build community and relationships. When Ellen DeGeneres posted a video ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-07
  • What are some other key solutions that can and should be implemented in the workplace in general to eliminate workplace harassment?
    Employees at all levels need to understand what is not acceptable behavior. ERIC BAISDEN: Companies should have regular and systematic training on a variety of topics including harassment. More than that, companies need to adopt a culture that promotes civility in the workplace and holds managers and supervisors accountable when ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-07
  • The media needs to do better to protect journalists from sexual misconduct
    The media industry should be setting the standards for workplace behavior, not lowering the standards ... As I sit in class listening to lectures about media ethics and proper etiquette in the newsroom, I can’t help but see the hypocrisy of it all. In my career to get a bachelor’s ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-07
  • Which cheek and how many? The origins of the other French kiss
    Its origin is unknown, though there are many theories. Is it a ritualized form of ancestral behavior, like sniffing each other for recognition, or is it an emotional one arising from childhood? There’s no consensus among historians, anthropologists ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-06
  • Nooses, lynching, and racial intimidation
    (TriceEdneyWire.com)—Are the use of nooses as symbols of intimidation rising in the workplace? Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC ... The protesters say they were modeling their behavior after seeing them used in a European climate change protest. Nonsense. If these protesters grew up in the United States, they ought to ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-05
  • Nooses in the workplace – when does it stop?
    Are the use of nooses as symbols of intimidation rising in the workplace? Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC ... The protesters say they were modeling their behavior after seeing them used in a European climate change protest. Nonsense. If these protesters grew up in the United States, they ought to ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-11-03
  • A Bar Owner’s Guide to Bar Etiquette
    Still, owing to the nature of combining booze and people, bartenders can be the butt end of some uncomfortable behavior. While bars are not universal, here is a guide for general etiquette, and helpful suggestions ... this experience negatively impacted my ability to feel upbeat at work knowing that my ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-31
  • Two years on: The impact of #MeToo
    Further, a separate study indicates that more men avoid working one-on-one with female coworkers and are reluctant to hire women for a job that might require them to be alone together (such as business travel ... reduce legal and ethical risk. ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-31
  • Rude and crude, or will America bring back civility?
    In short, civility is taking a beating. “Incivility occurs because we lose sight of what it means to be an ethical person,” says Dr. Steven Mintz, author of “Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior ... affect productivity in the workplace, inhibit civil engagement, and, taken to ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-30
  • “Medemer” by Abiy Ahmed, Ph.D., An Interpretive Book Review, (Part II)- Working Through Political Entropy in Ethiopia With Medemer
    This requires setting up new, independent and viable civic institutions and practices that promote civility, tolerance, rule of law ... self-awareness, global thinking, ethical behavior (goodness), pursuit of happiness without infringing on the rights of others, goodwill, security, decency, service volunteerism and so on. ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-28
  • Trump’s World Series Boo-Birds Are a Sign of a Healthy Democracy
    Generally speaking, there’s a strong taboo in liberal democracies against calling for one’s political opponents to be arrested or imprisoned outright, even when there’s evidence of criminal behavior. This is not a free pass ... There is no intellectual or philosophical consistency at work here, only pure self-interest. ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-28
  • Cursing over one’s breath is common
    just take a look at the headlines of articles about cursing in the workplace. Of course, there are headlines that highlight the negative aspects of cursing while on the job. But there are also — and increasingly — many that highlight the positive. For example, go to BBC.com, and you’ll ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-25
  • Creating a Workplace that Supports Female Safety
    MarketWatch reports that over half of human resource professionals saw no evident changes in behavior while the ... with innovative approaches like workplace civility and bystander intervention ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-24
  • Are Rude And Crude The New Norm Or Will America Bring Back Civility?
    workplace harassment and bullying than openly discuss how a lack of civility is tearing apart the basic fabric of society.” Dr. Steven Mintz, author of “Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior” has frequently commented on ethical issues in society and business ethics. His Workplace Ethics Advice ... read more
    Source: Speaker’s Bureau: Civility in the WorkplacePublished on 2019-10-24