Benefits of Being Kind At Work
When you think of your work environment, you might think of kindness as a weakness. Historically, kindness contrasts with the image of a cut-throat, successful business person who wants to move up the ladder of a corporate world. However, professionals typically don’t get ahead by creating negative work environments. If they try to create a positive environment instead, there are actually several remarkable benefits. Here are the top five reasons kindness can actually make you healthier, per research from The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
- “Kindness fuels energy and esteem”
- “Kindness makes you happier”
- “Kindness is good for your heart”
- “Kindness helps you live longer”
- “Kindness decreases pain, stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure”
When someone performs a random act of kindness, it tends to have a ripple effect across the workplace which in turn benefits the health of all employees. As Random Acts of Kindness Week comes to an end, we encourage you to continue creating a culture of kindness at work. Check out this video from the RAK Foundation about the science behind kindness: