Ethical Interpersonal Behavior Graphic: Red, Yellow and Green Zones
April 27, 2011 8 Comments
How We Treat Each Other Matters
There has been quite a bit of concern expressed recently in the blogosphere about the need for respectful behavior in the workplace and in our day-to-day interactions with one another. Those of you who have expressed concern about harmful behavior, please let me know if this context graphic is useful in providing clear boundaries for interpersonal behavior.
Three Zones of Interpersonal Behavior
The graphic shows three color-coded zones of interpersonal behavior. The green zone says “go – this behavior is ethical,” the yellow zone cautions “this level is the ethical floor – don’t go below it,” the red zone says “stop – this behavior is not appropriate in the workplace.” The full 17-block version of the diagram designed to be used as a training handout is available in the Leading in Context® Store.
Linda Fisher Thornton is Owner of Leading in Context LLC, a consulting firm that provides tools for leading responsibly in a complex world. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Leadership for the University of Richmond School of Continuing Studies.
The latest publication to be added to the Leading in Context® Store is a 17-block Ethical Interpersonal Behavior Graphic for businesses wanting to communicate clear boundaries for responsible behavior.