Christine Porath
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Christine Porath

Delivering practical insight backed by years of research collected from workplaces across the world, author and professor Christine Porath is the authority businesses turn to when they seek guidance into how to foster a civil and positive organizational culture by promoting the respect, inclusion, and well-being of all.
Associate Professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and Award-Winning Author

Expertise In:

  • Corporate Culture
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Creativity

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Senior Management Groups
  • Corporations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Non-Profits

Delivering practical insight backed by years of research collected from workplaces across the world, author and professor Christine Porath is the authority businesses turn to when they seek guidance into how to foster a civil and positive organizational culture by promoting the respect, inclusion, and well-being of all.

In a recent survey, 95% of respondents believed that we have a civility problem, and 70% believed incivility has reached crisis proportions. Incivility impacts productivity, hijacks focus, and creates stressful environments. It leads to an unpleasant work environment and organizational instability. It even affects customer, client, and stakeholder relations. And on a greater scale, it can lead to huge costs to the economy. Ultimately incivility cuts the bottom line.

Author and professor Christine Porath shows how you can enhance your influence and effectiveness with simple acts of civility. Based on research that pulls from the experiences of tens of thousands of people across six continents in nearly every industry and type of organization, from startups and Fortune 500 giants to non-profits and government agencies, Porath reveals the power that respect and inclusion has to improve our lives.

Porath, the leading authority on workplace incivility, will show what you can do right now to improve your workplace’s culture. She highlights how people can take little actions to be more effective and influential.

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Thriving at Work: Creating Sustainable Performance

According to a Gallup poll, 71% of employees see themselves as disengaged, and less than 20% of employees see themselves as flourishing in their work. Employees seek something more—they want a job situation that enables them to thrive. By crafting a culture where employees thrive, you’ll enhance performance, retain talent, and reduce health care costs. Christine Porath discusses what you can do to enable your people to thrive and consider best practices. Helping people grow and remain energized at work is valiant on its own merits—but it can also boost your company’s performance in a sustainable way.

Mastering Civility

Incivility is prevalent in organizations, and it’s getting worse. The costs of incivility are rising, too. Christine Porath will discuss the varied ways incivility wrecks performance and robs the bottom line. She will explain what civility buys you—and what you can focus on to be more effective. She will also share recommendations for what leaders should do to enhance their influence and craft a more respectful and thriving work environment.

How Civility and Trust Build Collaboration and Drive Team Effectiveness

Incivility can fracture a team, splintering members’ sense of psychological safety, destroying collaboration, and hampering team effectiveness. Christine Porath discusses how civility and trust enhance collaboration and influence and improve performance. By creating a more respectful and inclusive climate, you can enable greater trust and collaboration marked by people who reciprocate respectful behavior. She will also share recommendations for what leaders should do to enhance their effectiveness and craft a more civil, collaborative, and thriving work environment.

Full Engagement

Organizations desire higher performance from their workforces. Although people are trying to meet these demands, the usual method of working longer (and harder) is backfiring. More individuals report being exhausted, disengaged, burnt out, and sick. Longer days do not work because time is a limited resource. However, energy is renewable, and it can be used to achieve higher performance and increased satisfaction (inside and outside the workplace). Christine Porath will show you how to improve your wellbeing and thrive by focusing on managing your energy.

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