Issue: Most people remain silent in the face of minor disrespectful incidents at work.
Risk: Your silence can be interpreted as acceptance of the other person's behavior, leading to major disrespect.
Action: Stand up to these subtle snubs with polite, but firm, interaction with the sources of disrespect.
How do you respond when your CEO asks you at 4:30 p.m. to crunch last year's payroll numbers in time for tomorrow's 9 a.m. meeting? Or when a chatty receptionist thinks nothing of interrupting you at any time of day (for any length of time)?
"The typical behavior is to say absolutely nothing," sayscoach Brigid Moynahan of New Jersey-based The Next Level. "The reason people don't talk about this stuff is they don't know how."
Instead, you probably let things build up. When those disrespectful snubs, or "microinequities", occur regularly, they can sap your motivation and productivity, says Moyn...(register to read more)