i'll admit that my definition of "respect" must be different from theirs, because many times when i'm told i've been disrespectful, it usually occurs when i don't give the lecture notes to a student who missed two or more weeks of class, or when i tell a student not to answer her cellphone in my class, or when i tell a student that he lost points from his final grade for disrupting the classroom when his friend entered my class to ask when it would be over because he was hungry and my student was his ride.
chinese culture, there is not much participation in physical contact, especially when doing business because this can be seen as too casual, thus disrespectful.
to spot and eliminate disrespect work well with one-time instances of explosive behaviour.
i would no longer have to worry about disrespecting anyone because students—or as they would probably be called, learning clients—would be permitted to answer the phone in class whenever they wanted, to pick which days to come to class, and to determine when, or even if, tests and papers would be assigned.
it’s other team members looking on when the disrespect occurs, afraid to challenge it and defend those lower on the totem pole.