When we think about how to optimize success in your workplace, compassion isn’t always the first thing that enters our mind. We talk more about things like increasing efficiency, sales numbers, and billable hours. But studies show kindness makes good business sense and there’s a lot of research showing some pretty compelling numbers. For example, employees of companies described as having kind cultures perform at 20% higher productivity levels, are 87% less likely to leave their jobs, and make fewer errors, saving their companies time and money. The companies themselves have 16% higher profitability.
Whether you’re a manager or an entry-level employee, there are many ways to bring kindness into the workplace. Here are a few simple ideas:
- Get to know your colleagues
- Offer guidance to a co-worker
- Build a collaborative environment with idea sharing
- Check the motivation behind your words, decisions, and behavior
- Acknowledge co-workers’ strengths and positive characteristics in front of others
- Lend a hand to someone who is under a tight deadline
- Encourage employees to openly communicate and share their thoughts
- Organize occasional teambuilding activities and have co-workers submit ideas and suggestions
Creating a culture of compassion in the workplace is where many successful companies are placing their attention. And rightfully so. For ideas as to how to incorporate more kindness into your company and reap its many benefits, please call Leah M. Joppy and Associates at 301-670-0051 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help. And stay tuned for March’s newsletter, when we provide a really fun “get to know your co-worker” activity you can use in your office!