The Right Work Place Enviornment Makes for a Better Lifestyle

Respecting Others in the WorkplaceThe stated mission of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which was established in 1961 and has its international headquarters in Paris, France, is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD has been working for more than a decade to identify the best way to measure the progress of societies –moving beyond GDP and examining the areas that impact people’s lives. In 2011, the culmination of this work was presented in the OECD Better Life Initiative.

OCED Better Life Initiative

Within the Better Life Initiative, the OECD identified 11 dimensions as being essential to well-being, from health and education to local environment, personal security and overall satisfaction with life, as well as more traditional measures such as income. Those 11 dimensions are: community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, housing, income, jobs, life satisfaction, safety and work life balance.

As you look at the list of dimensions, you will notice that several of them revolve around our experience in the workplace, where we spend a great of our waking hours.

Well, a few weeks ago, they released their latest 2014 rankings of the 36 OECD countries which are reviewed annually.

The top 10 countries are:

  1. Australia
  2. Norway
  3. Sweden
  4. Denmark
  5. Canada
  6.  Switzerland
  7.  U.S.
  8.  Finland
  9. Netherlands
  10. New Zealand

To see the full ranking: Visit their site

Enjoying an industrious and satisfied working environment is critical if you are going to maintain a sense of genuine self worth. It is however, much easier said than done.

In order to help you, I have a list of 12 terrific ideas for you to look at.

Within this list, the overriding theme is focusing on practicing RESPECT within your workplace. After looking at these suggestions, think about yourself for a moment or two and how you interact with others in the workplace.

How do you stack up next to the list?

Personal Habits That Show Respect in the Workplace

1. Demonstrate your worth and value as an employee

2. Interact with your colleagues and care about their lives

3. Speak calmly and listen to others

4. Always smile during times of triumph

5. Deal with adversity in a similar manner

6. Go above and beyond the call of duty

7. Make collaboration a key aspect of your work life

8. Establish boundaries and understand your limits

9. Practice the virtue of patience

10. Avoid the perils of office gossip

11. Deal with conflict in a proactive and mature manner

12. Become a problem solver