Last month, in honor of Valentine’s, this space was dedicated to promoting workplace acts of kindness. But nurturing an atmosphere of goodwill, doesn’t have to limited to one month a year. Kindness is not difficult. It doesn’t require any money, any training, any real effort, and you can start right away, either individually or as a team.
Here are some more tips to encourage those good habits:
Spread the Word. Let others know of your commitment to being kind to everyone you encounter, from vendors to clients to clients. It’s OK to keep it simple; remembering to say please and thank you, or make an effort to offer help.
Make it competitive. Remember those games your mom used to play, making you give five complements for every criticism or putting a quarter in a jar every time you say something mean? Why not implement some of those same practices?
Start at the beginning. In these days of understaffing, new employees are often thrown into the fire with minimal welcome. Reverse the trend by taking a genuine interest in new employees, and an interest in helping them become successful.
You’ll soon find the benefits of a more benevolent workplace are worth the investment. Sign up for our newsletter for exercises that can be used to promote kindness. Return to the One Day Adventures home page