Kindness is something that should be present every day of your life, both at home and in the office. It’s a critical aspect in all parts of life and plays a vital role in office culture.
While kindness has always been preferred at work, it is no longer optional in business. But why is this exactly? Dive in and read on further to see why business requires kindness.
A boost in productivity
Kindness tends to energise teams. It can boost morale and encourage engagement. Research has shown that teams working in a respectful and kind environment possess 26% more energy. They are also 30% more likely to feel motivated when it comes to new ideas and learning new skills or methods of doing things. It’s also been discovered that these teams express 36% more satisfaction with their jobs and are more committed to the companies they work for.
Moreover, it’s obvious that kindness evokes joy in people and happier employees are healthier physically and healthier mentally. Healthier workers are better employees and are more willing to work harder.
More gratifying relationships
Whether these be relationships between co-workers, employers, employees, partners, or clients, acts of kindness are sure to show at the very least that you care. As a result, there’s a very good chance that these relationships will blossom into more genuine interactions, and this means smoother sailing for everyone involved.
All in all, kindness can be a major game-changer in the world of business. Many people won’t stand for a workplace that they don’t consider kind. Equally as important, many clients/customers will refuse to do any kind of business with a brand that lacks a reputation for being moral.
There are many reasons why kindness is necessary in the world of business and there are just as many benefits to aspiring to be kind in the workplace but at the end of the day, business is done by people and people need kindness to function; to connect; to thrive. Be more conscious of how often you experience kindness in the workplace and do your best to bring more of it with you where you can.