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At Civility Partners we eat, sleep and breathe company culture (it’s dramatic, but true). A positive work environment has endless benefits for employees, the organization, and even the community. We believe in making a respectful work culture a possibility for organizations around the world. 
We (that’s your workforce) spend the majority of our time at work, making it a vital

Company culture is like a flower garden. When you invest time and energy into nurturing the seeds, you’re bound to create a place where beautiful flowers will grow and thrive. 
You can also plant seeds and leave them to their own devices. You may grow some flowers, but you’ll also grow weeds that will likely take over.
Like the garden,

Last month, we offered three tips for creating psychological safety in your training programs. 
To recap, psychological safety is feeling comfortable to ask questions, contribute ideas, voice opinions, challenge the material being offered, and be your true self without fear of being judged, shamed, or criticized by facilitators or their fellow participants.
As facilitators, it is imperative that we exercise

These past two and a half years have shown us COVID-19, the Great Resignation, devastating wildfires, and more. Employees have experienced an awakening.
According to McKinsey & Company, nearly two-thirds of US-based employees say that COVID-19 has caused them to reflect on their purpose in life. As people reevaluate the work they’re engaged in or are willing to accept,

Cultural diversity is an important aspect of the modern workplace. A wide range of voices is needed to ensure your organization is accepting and flexible enough to hold a wide array of views and opinions. Growth cannot come from homogeneous thinking, after all.
However, some businesses get a bit excited about diversity. Oftentimes, they are so focused on gaining diversity

Recently, I was reviewing survey data from a client we are working with who specifically asked an open-ended question around recognition. Employee’s responses were eye opening. I found that while some were seeking monetary recognition, like bonuses, raises, etc., many were simply asking for words of encouragement or a simple “thank you” for a job well done.
It got me