Some employees work side by side every day, but barely speak to or acknowledge each other. This can lead to lack of trust and connection, which can result in poor job satisfaction. When employees share ideas and news with each other, a room is open for empathy and compassion between them, and employees who experience compassion at work perceive the workplace and co-workers more positively, and are more satisfied with their jobs.
When you a distressed colleague, reach out to them. A little sympathy and support can make a lot of difference. Employees who experience compassion at work see themselves, their colleagues, and the organisation in general more positively.
Most of us avoid being more compassionate at work just because we don’t know what’s acceptable to express in work settings. We cannot bring every single personal problem to work, but we might express our distress from time to time, and seek for compassion from others.
Compassion heals. It helps us bounce back from challenges more easily. Organisations should be able to facilitate positive contact among employees and be open to becoming a moe compassionate entity.