Karyn Twaronite’s research on workplace community mentioned in Harvard Business Review provides practical tips on how to check-in with colleagues effectively. One of her tips was to check bias at the door.
When checking-in with a colleague, the discussion may turn to subjects that are challenging. Because of bias, we may not have ears to hear other people’s viewpoint.
You may not agree with their viewpoint, but if you acknowledge their point of view and treat them with respect it can have a big impact on your relationship and their sense of belonging.
1 Peter 2:17 teaches, “Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.”
When checking-in with others, show them the respect they deserve and reap the rewards of a caring community.