Kindness, or the willingness to do good for others without expecting anything in return, is a capacity that we all have from birth. Unfortunately, as we grow up, we tend to adopt some behaviours that become obstacles to looking out for each other. The good news is that we all have kindness in us, so it is possible to cultivate it.
Why develop kindness?
Being kind at work has long been perceived as a barrier to career advancement. Yet, it has been shown that the most successful teams demonstrate kindness and caring.
In fact, kindness is an essential component of a safe team environment, which allows everyone to be the best version of themselves on a daily basis. However, developing kindness does not mean encouraging employees to forget their own needs.
On the contrary, it is important to be assertive and to respect our needs, while being kind to ourselves and to others. This is how you will quickly see the benefits of kindness on interpersonal relations at work, on the trust that people have in each other and on their wellbeing… and wellbeing means performance!
And as a bonus, it has been shown that kind behaviors are contagious! So there is no reason to do without it, even in the context of intense stress or remote work.
The impact of kindness on team climate and performance is recognized
Teams have acquired actionable tips on how to demonstrate kindness on a daily basis
Sincere exchanges within the team are encouraged and team members’ listening skills are enhanced
Sometimes, daring to do things differently takes us further than we ever imagined. Do what they did.
Good listening and understanding of needs, relevance of proposed solutions and adaptability: 3 qualities that are always present during our collaboration. In short, working with Boostalab is simple and effective! The tools are aligned with the latest trends and correspond to what we were looking for: very concrete and action-oriented!
Senior Advisor - Banking sector
Oxfam-Québec wanted to provide its managers with practical tools to help them acquire the skills they needed to master in this new remote management context. The virtual intelligence course appeared to us as a more complete and flexible alternative to a one-day training course. The videos, interactive questionnaires, and concrete tools offered online allow for immediate application of what has been learned within the work teams, and managers are able to see positive changes immediately. The process is a great opportunity to bring managers together around unifying objectives and helps develop interactions between managers from different departments and promotes cohesion.
CRIA, Business Partner - Human Resources Oxfam-Québec
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