Is it really hard to show respect to staff / subordinate?
February 25, 2011 12:57am CST
Good day Fellow Mylotter, Just a quick one, as far as I know, everybody deserves to be respected. But, why some people do not know how to show it to others or on to their colleagues. Is it really hard to show this - especially in an office - particularly if you are just a staff/subordinate? Is it really hard to show respect to staff and subordinate?
• Delhi, India
25 Feb 11
Hello airasheila! I think it is not difficult to treat everyone with respect, be it our subordinate or colleague in our office. It is said that 'Respect begets respect'. If we treat our colleagues/subordinate with respect, they hopefully will pay in the same coin (exceptions are always there). Treating someone badly because s/he is our subordinate is not fair. I treat everyone with respect be it in my office or in personal life.
25 Feb 11
You are absolutely right, "respect begets respect". However, some people in our office especially those who are in the higher level do not how to show respect to some staff, hence, for them - they require the staff to respect them. And this is quite unfair.
25 Feb 11
Some superiors are just too proud of themselves and thinks that they own their staff and they can just do and say whatever they want w/ them. But at the end of the day, they should realize that w/o their subordinates they are nothing because we do the work for them. But there are also superiors who really show respect and goodwill to their subordinates and I admire them
1 Mar 11
It's not really hard to show respect. You just treat others the way you want others to treat you. This is pretty simple, right? To others though, it's difficult because they have egos and pride that are bigger than everyone else's. These are the people who think they are better than others. They are self-centered and unkind. They should be pitied because though people treat them decently, they are not respected.
1 Mar 11
this question should be referred to those at higher positions. I am working in a government, that is why proper management of subordinates is not practiced. Even if its the case, it wont matter. She will stay in the office as long as the Civil Service Commission allows so. I think respect is an easy thing to discuss. But, for those who are too proud of themselves that they forget the meaning of respecting others, others emotions, it is an imaginary concept. they are blind of it.
26 Feb 11
hi aira, I do experience that at work (sometimes) and it is just wrong especially if you are being respectful to others. Being professional for me entails how well you interact to all kinds of people. There is always a better way to say or deliver things and that is not on a bad manner or in a point wherein you are bad mouthing someone or thru shouting. It is more crazy if the person who do that to you is your own level or a staff just like you. I do experienced that and I just hate it.