Taking Action to Address Workplace Incivility

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL, volume 8)


This chapter considers strategies for improving civility among members of workgroups. It begins with noting the challenges inherent in changing civility in light of the social embedded nature of the construct. The chapter considers three qualities that facilitate change: (1) creating a psychologically safe environment (2) structuring the process to encourage reflection upon one’s own behavior and that of others, and (3) using a shared group process rather than individual treatment. The chapter considers the scope of individual and management interventions to address civility and incivility challenges.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Organizational Research and DevelopmentAcadia UniversityWolfvilleCanada

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