Skills to be reviewed and practiced include the following. References to them can be found in the book “The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague” by Dr Michael Kuhar, and in other places.
- Developing judgment to find the best action with colleagues.
- Developing a fair, nonjudgmental and unbiased style of language.
- Trying to do the least harm in our actions and judgments.
- Being aware that our tendencies in responding to and dealing with people are not commandments, only inherited or learned tendencies that can be monitored and altered.
- Accepting that we can change our habits.
- Developing courage so that our thoughts and feelings have an effect in the world.
- Giving credit others and being generous when we can.
- Developing conflict resolution skills.
- Developing nonviolent communication skills.
- Finding and developing mentors in collegial, co-worker and workplace ethics.
- Managing and setting aside time to developing these skills.
Can you think of others that will facilitate the goals of collegiality?