5 ways to show kindness in the workplace.

13 November 2019 Shelley Wood

Kindness

Today is World Kindness Day. Kindness matters just as much in workplace relationships as it does in your personal life. Acts of kindness within the workplace can create a positive ripple effect throughout the team. Studies show that performing random acts of kindness can also increase overall happiness.

When you are kind to your colleagues it can create a more positive environment, make someone’s day a little bit better and it’s contagious.

Here is 5 quick and easy ways to show kindness in the workplace;

  1. Open the door or hold the elevator whenever you can.
  2. Say thank you, write a thank you card when someone has helped you out, even if it is part of their job.
  3. Help a co-worker when they are under stress, perhaps grab them lunch or a coffee.
  4. Give a complement, take interest in a co-worker and take the time to listen.
  5. Or it could be as simple as a smile or saying good morning.

Spread kindness every day. It teaches us to be generous, positive, and selfless. Acts of kindness don’t have to be big - keep it simple and remember there’s no act of kindness that’s too small.