Civility 4 Impact – Civility In Style On Campus: Bridging the First Generation and Gen Z Gap #inspirecivility

Civility 4 Impact - Civility In Style On Campus: Let's #inspirecivility

#inspirecivility Civility 4 Impact | Civility In Style on Campus Biridging the first gen and gen z gap

By Cindy Ann Peterson, AICI CIC

Incivility on college campuses today is pervasive, and millennials and Gen Z today are taking action to combat this behavior.

Students know that the purpose of a college education is to prepare for a successful future in the vocation of their choice. However, they are increasingly also recognizing that knowledge of their chosen profession is necessary, but not sufficient to make them successful in the workplace. Part of that preparation includes norms of professional behavior that will help them demonstrate professionalism and succeed in the workplace.

According to a Harvard Business Review article by Christine Porath and Christine Pearson in 2013, 98% of workers surveyed over the past 14 years reported that they had experienced uncivil behavior on the job. While one could simply brush this off as part and parcel of being in the workplace, the article goes on to report that this incivility actually has tangible consequences that affect an organization’s bottom line.  For example:

  • 48% intentionally decreased their work effort.
  • 47% intentionally decreased the time spent at work.
  • 66% said that their performance declined.
  • 78% said that their commitment to the organization declined.

For managers at Fortune 1000 firms, this meant they had to spend what amounted to seven weeks a year dealing with the consequences of incivility; approximately 13% of their working time.  This does not include the costs of consultants, regulatory and legal fees that are introduced to settle a situation.

For those that believe they can rely simply on their brilliance and disregard how they treat coworkers, consider that other studies show that workers will generally choose a more congenial colleague over one who may be more capable, but difficult to work with.  Indeed, workers will choose the less capable and extract every bit of competence that colleague can offer.

As students become more cognizant of the fact that while college is often their first taste of freedom and independence, it is also the crucible in which to burnish not only their academic credentials, but also their professional patterns of behavior, which will follow (or haunt) them throughout their career.  Some of the activities that bring awareness to civil behavior include:

Quote bubbles used by Monroe Community College (MCC) around campus for photo opportunities to raise civility awareness with an offensive clothing event.  Citing the wrong choices in clothing, we know it affects our clients, but have you ever considered the campus perspective. Dressing with intent and dressing for respect of self and others is imperative in a civil society.

OFFENSIVE CLOTHING

Surveys created around civility and find out areas of need and interest in your community. Then address these areas in a panel discussion or forum.

SURVEY

Social Media use, such as Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest to raise topics and engage the campus and community.

FACEBOOK

Quotes shared by Colorado State around a campus of character to reinforce positive values and raise the thought process to one holding members of the campus in high regard for good role models and level of character.

May is Global Civility Awareness Month

Image Impact International is the Global Sponsor since 2012 of May Global Civility Awareness Month, featured in Chases Calendar of Events also shares quotes to raise awareness and have people to begin a conversation around civility. Quotes are shared and many have gone viral. There is no charge to share, but the value is priceless.  Our annual social media campaign publicizes dozens of original civility quotes for academic and business settings during the 31 days of May to engage students and the public. #inspirecivility #civility #GlobalCivilityAwareness

QUOTES

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Civility Begins with Me #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civility

"Civility Begins with Me" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

What Does Civility Mean to U? Let's #inspirecivility

"What Does Civility Mean to U?" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Affects Us All" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

Hey, Hey, Hey! Everybody's Talking Civility - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Hey, Hey, Hey! Everybody's Talking Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Affects Us All" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Begins at Home" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Begins at Home" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Each Day" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Each Day" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Greet Each Day with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Greet Each Day with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Let's Talk About Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Let's Talk About Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Embraces All" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Embraces All" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Smooth Rough Waters with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Smooth Rough Waters with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Strikes Up Conversations" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Strikes Up Conversations" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Step Up with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Step Up with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Pop Into Play with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Pop Into Play with Civility" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility is Best When Shared" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility is Best When Shared" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Says, I Got U" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

"Civility Says, I Got U" - Image Impact International #inspirecivility #globalcivility #civilityquotes #civility

QUIZ

Engaging others with Quizzes that engage others, such as the one used at Clayton State. See how you can create a quiz to interact and gain valuable knowledge to help your community.

AWARDS – PERSONAL STORY - BRANDING

Awards and personal stories that bring it home and make the relationship to the programs and real and touch people’s hearts.

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City (FIT)

FIT CIVILITY INITIATIVE KINDNESS WEEK

Social Media (#KeepItKind):

  • Twitter: @KindnessWeekFIT
  • Instagram: @FITKindnessWeek

FIT Compliments

As part of the FIT Civility Initiative, students have created a Facebook page entitled FIT Compliments. The theme of this site is to provide and encourage the FIT community to share positive stories about each other and the institution they love.

  • FIT Compliments Page

 

Now you as an entrepreneur can make a civility impact too! Take a look at some of these examples of activities taking place around campuses and see if there are some that you might want to apply to your image business.

Cindy Ann Peterson, AICI CIC, Co-Author of ‘The Power of Civility: Top Experts Reveal the Secrets to Social Capital’, speaker, designer, style editor and award winning AICI Certified Image Consultant is the VP Communications on the Board of Directors for Image Impact International (III), a 501(c) 3 non-profit philanthropic entity engaged in a number of projects, including a book for the Disabilities Image and S.T.Y.L.E. Course, College 2 Career 2 Community Impact, Training 4 Impact and the III Civility Council. Our programs eliminate disadvantages, such as being under-prepared for internships and entry-level jobs. We focus on the social and cultural capital needed for college and workforce success. To learn more contact Peterson at cap@cindyannpeterson.com

Twitter: @CivilityInStyle www.cindyannpeterson.com and news@.imageimpact.org