From Daily Drama to Destructive Dynamics: Cultivating Respect Through Employee Team Building

While it is fundamental for leaders to “set the tone” when it comes to workplace respect, no team can succeed without the active participation and buy-in from all of its members.

Workplace communication and respect is not simply a leadership responsibility – it is the responsibility and expectation of each person on the team.

Half-Day Workshop:

In this session, Marli will provide staff with an overview of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to respectful communication and conduct.  Marli will then provide staff with practical tips on how to resolve disagreements and disputes in an informal and constructive manner.

Full-Day Workshop:

Marli also provides a full day session on this topic where staff also work together on applied case scenarios to identify examples of disrespect and dysfunction - and suggest ways in which the issues could have been better addressed.

Where teams need to “rebuild” trust and open communication, particularly after traumatic incidents or disruptive processes (arbitrations, investigations, significant lay-offs), Marli is available to work with them to design “principles of engagement” based on the principles they learned in the earlier sessions.

Contact Marli today to discuss what might work best for your team.  Use our contact form, or call us at 1. 877. 590. 8153.


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Marli Rusen
#301-1321 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC  V8W 0B6


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