In today’s competitive business environment, it can be hard to find time to focus on your company’s culture and build trust with your employees; however, a culture of kindness can be one of the most powerful things you can do in order to attract talent, retain employees and create a more inclusive workplace for everyone.
Why cultivate an atmosphere of kindness?
It’s important to cultivate an atmosphere of kindness because it can attract talent, retain employees and create an inclusive workplace for everyone. When Google celebrated “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” in April 2018, they received more than 8,000 submissions from employees who wanted to bring their daughters. Companies that cultivated an atmosphere of kindness were able to attract the attention of these women and build relationships with them that might not otherwise have been there.
Studies show that kind people are more likely to be promoted and are more productive at work. It’s also easier for organizations to build trust with their employees by showing them kindness. To cultivate kindness in your business you need to focus on fostering values like empathy and compassion through actions as well as words. You should also create opportunities for employees to share positive experiences with each other so that they care about their co-workers even more.
Benefits of kindness in the workplace.
The benefits of cultivating acts of kindness in the workplace are numerous. Promoting kindness in your business will help you attract talent, retain employees and create an inclusive workplace for everyone. One hallmark benefit of cultivating a culture of kindness is trust. When employees trust their company and feel connected to one another, they are more likely to feel motivated and invested in their work. They also tend to be happier and more productive. This leads to better customer service, higher productivity rates, lower employee turnover rates and more satisfied customers who use your services.
How to promote kindness in your business.
There are many ways to promote kindness in your business, from offering discounts for volunteer hours, to holding a company-wide day of service. The most important way is by showing empathy and understanding for every individual who walks through your doors. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget to show other people the same respect that you would like them to show you. It may sound like common sense, but we often lose sight of what we should be doing: making sure everyone feels welcome and valued at work.
Why is it so hard to build an atmosphere of kindness?
Many leaders are often unaware of the importance of cultivating acts of kindness in their business. They might be focused on their company culture, but they don’t think about how kindness can help them attract new talent, retain experienced employees and create a more inclusive workplace for everyone. Many business leaders are focused on productivity and efficiency, which means that they must make tough decisions when it comes to implementing policies or programs aimed at developing a culture of kindness.
If your boss is operating under these constraints, remember that you can still encourage fellow employees to cultivate an atmosphere of kindness. You can also start by speaking up and asking your boss if he/she would like any input on how to develop a more collaborative atmosphere in your department or office.
An atmosphere of kindness is something to invest in for your company. It’s a little like changing your oil or getting a flu shot; it may seem like an inconvenience, but it’s worth it. An atmosphere of kindness can reduce stress and burnout, which can lead to increased productivity and better work-life balance for employees.