"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Kindness in the Workplace:
As many of us come back from the holiday break, we “drag “ourselves back to our offices. It’s not that work isn’t fulfilling, but the holidays represent a time of love and connection that we may find lacking in our workplace. So, in 2017 let’s fight for the return of kindness and goodness within our cubicles. This means to treat others with the same kindness as you hope they will treat you. To assume good intent. To give others the benefit of the doubt.
Oxford defines kindness: The quality of being generous and considerate
This means as we face challenges in the coming year and even are confronted, we have two paths to take, one toward kindness and forgiveness, and the other toward anger and frustration. The study of Neuroscience informs us that our brains release “feel good” hormones when we are giving and kind to others, and produces ‘fight or flight’ anxiety producing hormones when we are angry. We have a choice.
Let’s bring back kindness to places of work, as one of our prime operating principles. Let’s reinvent work culture…reflecting a more compassionate, “good,” generous and compassionate environment. It’s worth it.
"There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for."
- J.R.R. Tolkien