Healthy behavior is the foundation of great workplace cultures. Behavior is contagious and birds of feather do flock together. (Connected, Christakis, MD, PhD and Fowler, PhD http://connectedthebook.com) 

 

Managers, ceo's, teachers, students ... immigrants, doctors, surgeons, nurses, first graders, college students, union members, dentists, techs and many more ...  what is healthy behavior and what is harmful behavior in the workplace ... here is what people say --

The health of a culture is driven by healthy behavior and can be measured in the the quality of its communication, employee engagement, trust levels, employee physical health, maturity in emotional intelligence, commitment, accountability, teamwork, networking, freedom to be innovative and the pursuit of excellence. These are the elements of workplace Healthy Behavior, and all of it drives best patient care and customer service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People say this is healthy behavior at work

  • cooperation

  • respect

  • understanding

  • calm communication

  • showing appreciation

  • being available

  • get past hierarchy

  • fair

  • friendly

  • respect for privacy

  • helping out

  • pulling your weight

  • genuine

  • cultural awareness

  • pride in work

  • recognize other's skills & abilities

  • engaged

  • listening

  • being responsible

  • dependable

  • fun and humor

  • respect for time

  • deal with conflict

  • praise

  • sharing information

  • honesty

  • greeting people

  • cheerfulness 

  • open 

  • timely

  • candor

  • patience 

  • saying "hello" in the morning

  • team work

  • encouragment

  • tolerance

  • sharing good ideas

  • sensitive

  • acknowledgement

  • descretion

  • optimism

  • clear expectation

  • focused

  • sharing work load

  • respect differences

  • initiative

  • flexible

  • foster creativity and initiative

  • show appreciation

  • respect coworker's boundaries

  • saying thank-you

  • responsive to questions

  • good listener

  • knowing people's name

  • being there

  • accountability

  • harmony

  • respect individuality - race and culutre

  • respect different learning styles

  • politeness

  • kindness

  • encouragment

  • self awareness

  • humor

  • be understanding

  • genuine

  • positive attitude 

  • fairness

  • pats on back

  • be approachable

  • be aware of non-verbal clues

  • offering solutions

  • ask for clarification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People say this is harmful behavior at work

  • belittling

  • intimidation

  • threatening

  • condescending

  • rude

  • demeaning

  • cell phone conversation when talking to another

  • slacker

  • manipulative

  • whining

  • yelling 

  • accusing

  • lying

  • favoritism

  • unwanted sexual advances

  • bad attitude

  • poor team work

  • sarcasm at someone you supervisor or to coworkers

  • discouraging or prohititing open discussion of issues

  • gossip

  • undermining

  • silence

  • moodiness

  • public criticism

  • talking behind colleague's backs

  • laziness 

  • bullying

  • rudeness

  • yelling

  • complaining cliques

  • bad language

  • racism/ageism/sesism

  • crabbiness/moody

  • territorial about tasks

  • we/they attitude

  • silent treatment

  • judgmental

  • name calling

  • passing the buck

  • not respecting staff

  • holding a grudge

  • not show up physically or mentally

  • micromanaging

  • nasty emails

  • repeating gossip

  • blaming

  • half-truths

  • lack of management 

  • refusal to participate

  • favoritism

  • lack of involvement

  • dismissing others opinions outright

  • avoidance

  • not a team player

  • noise level of staff is too high

  • tardiness 

  • disappearing from work

  • leaving mess or unfinished job

  • bad moods shared with everybody

  • controlling behavior

  • nit-picking

  • making snap judgments

  • letting a whole staff suffer from an employee's bad behavior

  • relying on the grapevine as authoritative

  • put downs

  • doing person business during working time

  • not carring your part of the job

  • scolding tone

  • constant praddle

  • not dealing with your own stress

  • final decisions sprung without warning

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