Kindness is like coffee - it awakens your spirit and improves your day.
You might have seen this quote scrawled on a blackboard outside an inner city cafe or florist. It’s a popular saying, for obvious reasons. We like it too!
If you haven’t plastered it across an office whiteboard already, it might be worth writing this somewhere that your staff and colleagues can see it every day...
Kindness is catching in the workplace
Kindness is contagious and is something any workplace can foster and promote and do you know what? It only takes one person for the wildfire of kindness spreads.
Who doesn’t want to see or hear nice things during their working day?
It’s as easy as one, two, three…
- Bake a cake for your staff or colleagues
- Give a compliment – acknowledge what someone in your life has done well.
- Smile! Don’t be afraid to flash your pearly whites at your staff and colleagues.
- Wipe down the office kitchen, to save someone else having to do it.
- Pay a compliment (our posters make it easy)
Kindness could be offering to make your colleagues a cup of tea.
It could be getting them out of the office for a coffee with you or for a lunchtime stroll round the park. Think about what you enjoy doing at work, to take time out, and share those things with others.
Is someone balancing stacks of boxes and struggling to get down the stairs? Offer to take a load.
Kindness can make all the difference
What could be better than being kind? The domino effect of your actions, that’s what...
The positive effects of kindness are experienced in the brain of everyone who witnessed the act, improving their mood and making them significantly more likely to “pay it forward.”
Just think how happy your workplace will be if they all see and experience your kindness!
- Engaging in acts of kindness produces endorphins. Get those post workout feels without the sweat factor!
- You’ll feel less anxious - and in the workplace, that can only be a win!
- Being kind boosts energy levels, which means an increase in productivity levels at work.
- About half of participants in one study reported that they felt stronger and more energetic after helping others; many also reported feeling calmer and less depressed, with increased feelings of self-worth.
The more engaged we feel at work, the more we give, which for any business is going to be beneficial.