Developing a respectful workplace is more than just a nice way to orientate a working environment.  It delivers value to business.  A respectful workplace contributes to competitive advantage as a strategic imperative that facilitates the dynamic fit of fast-changing operating environments.

Proactive, adaptive and empathic workplace interactions foster

  • Better decision making and strategic alignment

  • Double-loop  learning

  • Improved productivity by enhancing trust, underpinning high performing teams

  • Early problem identification and timely corrective action

  • Sharpened focus on innovation, and change readiness

  • Rapid adaptation to changing market  or operating  realities – organisational agility

  • A psychologically safe working environment

  • Reduced unhealthy and destructive conflict

  • Behavioural cohesion

Respectful workplaces foster healthy conversations between colleagues where they constructively address what, why, when and how work must adapt to changing business conditions.  Contributors to respectful workplaces engage in robust exchanges that pave the way for constructive challenge to established operating patterns and the identification of new operating systems, producing innovative outcomes.  These workers are better equipped to engage in conversations that engender deep thinking to exhaustively seek and master the most ambiguous workplace challenges. They are better equipped for robust and challenging conversations that sit on the precipice of conflict but have the intent and control that avoids “tipping over” towards destructive conflict.


Making your workplace a fertile terrain for relationships based on trust that builds healthy, challenging and productive dialogue is conducive to experimentation involving measured risk.

PEEL HR is a trusted advisor to a long list of loyal clients.  We have supported many complex interventions remediating the disruption in employee relationships, which neutralises team performance.  Through this depth of experience and expertise, we have developed a number of programs focussed on supporting the development of skills within workplaces that proliferates respectful engagement.   Our programs are designed by experts in workplace conflict, reversing dysfunction by fostering behavioural engagement and contributing to the ‘trust foundation’ needed for a high performing workplace culture.