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Date posted: 19th April 2024

19th April 2024

Unlocking the power of kindness in organisations

Unlocking the power of kindness in organisations

Integrating kindness into organizational culture and leadership is strategic, enhancing productivity and creating a healthier work environment. Shivani Sharma emphasizes kindness as crucial for addressing workplace issues and fostering a culture of trust and fairness, suggesting its significance for leadership development and organizational transformation.

This article was written by Shivani Sharma and published originally in People Management.

Kindness isn’t just a moral virtue; it’s a fundamental aspect of effective leadership, driving positive outcomes and fostering a healthy workplace culture.

In today’s business landscape, where issues like bullying and stress are prevalent, fostering kindness can lead to increased job satisfaction, productivity, and trust in organizational leadership.

Kindness isn’t about being weak or avoiding tough decisions; it’s about prioritizing empathy, fairness, and compassion, both in interpersonal interactions and in organizational policies.

Organizations should create space to understand and cultivate kindness, integrating it into their values, leadership development programs, and everyday practices.

Practicing self-kindness is essential for leaders, as it contributes to better decision-making, resilience, and overall leadership effectiveness.

Kindness transcends cultural and societal boundaries and can serve as a powerful catalyst for organizational culture change and transformation.

Embracing kindness in leadership can turn challenges into opportunities, driving organizational success and fostering a positive impact on society as a whole.

Read the original article in full: Why it’s time for organisations to unleash a new weapon: kindness

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