Respect is a vital part of any and all professional skill sets and is even a critical skill beyond just the workplace. Without respect it makes it much more difficult to accomplish anything as a team, this is crucial when you need help from a peer when dealing with a bug of some kind, or working on collaborative task that can’t be accomplished on your own. Respect is key part of teamwork and teamwork is a key part of good productivity. This can very strongly benefit yourself and those around you when successfully achieved or critically hinder the entire team if it’s not accomplished. While it may take time to build and earn respect, it can make the difference between the success and failure of a project. You don’t even have be to friends to give others respect simply being civil with some one you don’t know or possibly even dislike is a way of being respectful.