Toda is world kindness day. Add to the joy in the world!
How do you actually promote caring and generosity on your team?
First, it starts with you. People are highly attuned to the behaviors of high-status team members; when you give compliments to your employees, they’re likely to emulate your behavior. Second, set aside a set amount of time during physical or virtual meetings for a “kindness round,” in which team members are free to acknowledge and praise each other’s work.
Finally, consider small, peer-nominated spot bonuses to allow people to recognize their colleagues’ work. Things like a gift card or a small gift can show appreciation that goes a long way. It’s our responsibility as team members to set a tone of kindness on the team. These small gestures can have a big impact.
How do you practice kindness in your team?