Compassion is a good thing. Compassion is about not wanting others to suffer. Compassion at work is crucial especially if you see others’ on the job being pushed around or overworked or just plain ignored.

Compassion is a natural instinct yet only works if we are present to all issues. It is evident that not all business owners, managers, directors, and executives are mindful enough to notice when they need to be kind to others.

A boss who is compassionate and empathetic toward their employees and contractors will have people who are willing to go above and beyond to help the business succeed. They’ll be more productive, focus intently on a job to ensure it’s done right and will regularly engage with one another and customers. This will lead to a better company bottom line.

If you listen to what your employees and contractors have to say – listen to their feedback, concerns, suggestions, etc. – you’re encouraging them to cooperate with you and with each other.

Compassion improves your health in many ways. It normalizes your blood pressure, strengthens your immune system, reduces your stress levels and extends your life. Since most of us spend a lot of time working or at work, why not spend it wisely.

A leader who can be compassionate can understand peoples’ motivators, hopes, and difficulties and develop the right support tools that enable them to be the best they can be. This will help in boosting the company’s productivity and profitability.

When you’re compassionate and empathetic, it’s good for everyone!

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Joanne Victoria