Working Environment - employees are not wishing Good Morning to each other - CiteHR
Dinesh Divekar
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I am working as a HR and facing a issue that employees are not wishing Good Morning to each other and to seniors also.
pls help how to encourage them to wish each other as its make Healthy environment if everyone wish each other every morning smiling while entering the office.

Dear member,
It appears that your company lacks culture of etiquette. Therefore, you may create a small manual on workplace manners and etiquette. In this manual, you may cover topics like meeting manners, office protocol etc. If it is possible to conduct training on workplace etiquette, then well and good.
Dinesh Divekar

Dear Mr.Dinesh,
Thanks for your reply.

Probably HR itself can set the ball rolling.
Make it a point to go out of the way to wish and be friendly with co employees.
Sign boards with interesting quotes about etiquette can be put up in canteen or entry like: “Smile more. Smiling can make you and others happy.”
Arrange a few training classes on etiquette and other subjects like motivation,coordination etc.
Make an effort to make office friendly place with people to people interaction.smiles and courtesies will start flowing.

Dear colleague,
This is behavior issue and there should not be ego brought in like workers should wish good morning first to Managers. Why don't Managers set example by wishing workers and also seen wishing their colleagues and superiors? This will help a lot in building this culture.
Vinayak Nagarkar
HR- Consultant

Mr Vinayak has brought out an important point regarding managers wishing workers without waiting for them to wish.The relationship of boss-subordinate should not come in between and wait for subordinate to wish first.
Social courtesy should be shown to each other.
Once the ball of wishing,smilingly acknowledging each other starts rolling,things will improve in the office.

Charity begins at home. The HR department should start with the initiative at time of employee register their attendance. Wish is something which is reciprocated by the other without hesitation because this is an instinct behaviour of human.
It is rightly pointed out by Mr Vinayak Nagarkar, it is good to start by the respective DH. Various ways and means are there to follow by seing the condition of the establishment. Any interaction other than work related with employee devlopes harmoney among each other. Social courtesy should be shown to each other.

Dear Member,
Whilst agreeing with all previous advice; it seems that your workplace is not a happy place. As no-one wishes a good morning, I take it that no one wishes a good evening either when leaving. Therefore, I think that you need to deal with two issues first, 1) is communication and 2) team bonding.
We experienced a similar issue recently and dealt with it by ensuring that we all have lunch together twice a week and started a conversation that had nothing to do with work. We noticed that very soon trust was building up between the workers and within a month everyone was greeting each other upon arrival and wishing a good evening when leaving. The all together lunch was reduced to once a week and during busy periods stopped completely. But restarted on an ad hoc basis.
There is no cost to the company as each bring their own lunch (we also noticed that the lunches were being shared), however, every now and then the company will organise and pay for Pizza's.
We have found this to be very effective, give it a try ..... I hope it works for you as well.

Let all employees take a pledge everyday at a particular time .it should be by all irrespective of titles.
Prepare theme based pledge covering internal /external customar,work place ,production,productivity,quality,taking care of employees by the mgt.
Let them rededicate to the company .Both company s growth and employees career growth are interlaced..
Pledge may be for not more than a minute.
You will notice change in the attitude

I do not think, saying good morning and good evening will serve the purpose. A smile can do a lot than the verbal words.Also this cannot be enforced by training or in any other manner. It has to be voluntary and spontaneous.
I think HR can start saying good morning and good evening with a smile to all their colleagues every day and continue the same even if it is not reciprocated. The situation will improve automatically as man being a social animal will start reciprocating sooner or later.

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