National Civility Month
August is National Civility Month. This observance was founded to remind the world that as human beings, we need to treat others the way we wish to be treated - with kindness, empathy and respect. Celebrating civility, encouraging connections with others, and creating a welcoming environment at home and in the workplace, are ways to honor National Civility Month. In short, be kind to each other! National Civility Month reminds the world that these changes can help make the world a better place to live.
“If you promote a more positive workplace culture, you stand to gain from that,” Porath says. HR professionals, who are responsible for establishing procedures for hiring, training and evaluating employees, are uniquely situated to shift their organizations’ cultures.
It's a time of deepening political divisions in the United States, with people on opposite ends of the political spectrum not only disagreeing but many really disliking the other side. That dislike has been growing for decades. In the midst of all that division and dislike, there are growing calls for civility. One poll shows that a majority of Americans say incivility is a major problem. And an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll says that the country's civility crisis is deepening and that a majority of Americans fear it will lead to violence.
Civility at work is in danger. Unfortunately, there will be rudeness, no matter where you work. Even in remote settings, incivility is on the rise… Incivility looks and feels the same whether is happens on-site, remotely or in a hybrid setting. It often comes in the form of subtle slights, outright interruptions, complete disregard or common discourtesy.
3 Ways to Practice Civility - Ted Talk | Steven Petrow
What does it mean to be civil? Journalist Steven Petrow looks for answers in the original meaning of the word, showing why civility shouldn't be dismissed as conversation-stifling political correctness or censorship. Learn three ways we can each work to be more civil -- and start talking about our differences with respect.
Do Nice People Finish Last or Best? - Ted Talk | Christine Porath
Do you lift people up or hold them down? Based on research, Christine Porath shares the costs of incivility and how civility pays. She explains how incivility is a bug—it’s contagious and we become carriers of it just by being around it. Christine reveals the true power of civility and how our little actions matter.
What does Civility Actually Mean, and is it Enough? - On Being With Krista Tippett (Podcast)
The word “civility” has been used to shut down righteous anger — but it can also open up possibility between us. Krista reflects on what civil engagement really looks like, and how it can challenge all of us to grow.
The Modern Civility Code - Apple Podcasts
This podcast is a commentary on the place of civility and proper communication in modern society. It discusses a myriad of ways that communication affects our very existence and how civility can be an effective tool to interject in our interactions.
STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQIA+ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns.
SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
News, Views, and Valuable Resources
Delivered to Your Inbox Each Week