Many people don’t recognize that so much business can be generated from positive deeds and actions. The truth is that no one wants to work in a hostile environment. When people enjoy where they work and feel trusted and appreciated for their efforts, they become more engaged and productive which leads to better job performance.
Business is all about building relationships. The best way to build relationships is to be kind, show interest in and have compassion for the people you work and interact with. When someone is kind and respectful to us our brains produce more oxytocin and dopamine, which helps us relax, feel open to others, and be more sharing and cooperative.
Everyone can reap the positive effects of kindness in the workplace:
- Share the credit.
- Don’t talk down to others.
- Focus on the positive.
- Be courteous.
Make the first move and develop a lasting friendship and work relationship with others.