Choose Civility Workplaces are Howard County, MD-based businesses and organizations that commit to incorporate the Principles of Civility into their cultures and performance models in such a way as to direct and transform the behavior of employees, members, stakeholders, customers, and business associates.
- Participate as a Choose Civility Workplace.
- Promote Choose Civility within organization to employees, members, and stakeholders and through distribution channels to constituents, customers, vendors, and suppliers.
- Display the Choose Civility logo and website link on organization’s website, employee locations and in appropriate marketing materials.
- Incorporate Choose Civility principles into employee training and internal employee communications.
- Distribute Choose Civility magnets and/or window decals.
- Display Faces of Civility posters, Choose Civility banner, and/or other promotional materials in appropriate organizational venues.
- Incorporate Choose Civility principles into business practices.
- Participate on a two-year renewable term.
- Share ideas for expanding and implementing Choose Civility throughout the business community.
- Conduct and/or attend at least one Choose Civility event or activity per year.
- Sponsor a Choose Civility event or portion of the overall initiative.
- Recognition and prestige as a community business leader in modeling the behavior of Choose Civility in organization’s business culture and operation.
- Use of the Choose Civility logo and other design elements and artwork for employee and organizational communications needs.
- Recognition and prestige as a certified Choose Civility Workplace:
- With link to workplace’s web site, on Choose Civility, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Chamber of Commerce (Chamber members only), and The Business Monthly web sites;
- In Choose Civility’s quarterly e-newsletter;
- In press release to local media;
- On framed certificate; and
- Choose Civility Workplace window decal.
- Opportunity to receive overview presentation for employees and/or customers by Choose Civility leaders.
- Advance access to all materials and tools for distribution to organization’s base.
- Advance invitation to Choose Civility events and activities.
- Enhance organizational culture that creates:
- More satisfied customers,
- More creative and productive employees, and
- Increased team spirit and loyalty among employees.
- Marketing tool for employee recruitment.
To explore becoming a Choose Civility Workplace Partner, please complete this brief online form. We will respond to you within five business days.