No one is inborn with the right to be respected, people often get into the illusion that they have to be respected, respect is always earned and should never be demanded, and only those who show respect can earn it, now the question is how to earn respect in an organisation. All this could very well serve as a catalyst in generating respect.
How to Earn Respect
No one is inborn with the right to be respected, people often get into the illusion that they have to be respected, respect is always earned and should never be demanded, and only those who show respect can earn it, now the question is how to earn respect in an organisation. All this could very well serve as a catalyst in generating respect. It is not about how people view you while one is in front of them, respect is about good words at the back of people, remembering what good people did, trying to get associated with others, feeling good while being in company of them, saying nice words about them to others. all these are the fruits of respect. Here are a few points that would help in creating respect in sight of others,
First of all show respect towards others, specially towrds your subordinate, and most importantly to the employees at the lowest level, it is this what they ask for, they would love to be looked at with smile, asked how they are doing, is everthing fine with them, or a shake of hands.
Second is to be polite, dont create panic, try to calm things down rather than creating havoc, this would show others that you have a sense of stability, your view of issues is different from others, you see opportunity in every problem, this would help in regaining employee trust, motivate them and gain their commitment to the goals.
Third would be to understand things for varied angles by putting yourself in other shoes, how would you feel if somebody would have dealt with you the same way you are dealing with others,
Fourth would be trying to make people learn from their mistakes and this would make them more conscious as they might not want to let you down next time.
Fifth is another important factor, which is not to stereotype, every one has something different to offer, try creating your value by valuing others, and in culturally and socially sensitive areas, try not to disrespect or ridicule other values, beliefs and norms.
Finally, do listen what other has to offer, and do not force your opinion or do opposition for the sake of opposition, sometimes there is no harm in accepting mistakes or other peoples opinion.