How do we make Work work for everyone?
By that I mean how can we create physical or virtual workplaces where teams come together in the spirit of friendship, respect, and trust? One person who has thought deeply about this is Shola Richards. I would like to share a portion of one of his teachings about kindness from a post on his web site titled: Make Someone’s Day, Every Day:
The Ripple Effect
You likely know how deeply I believe in the power of kindness, so I won’t rehash that here. Here’s what I will say, though:
Kindness is the fastest, most effective, and easiest way to positively change the world. Just the simple act of making someone’s day can positively affect three (or more) people:
- The person delivering the act of kindness
- The person receiving the act of kindness
- The person (or people) witnessing the act of kindness
Can you imagine if everyone reading this blog post committed to making someone’s day, every day? Can you imagine the positive impact that could have on literally millions of people? You (yes, you!) could literally be the person who restores someone’s faith in the goodness of humanity.
I believe that this “ripple effect” (one that we are responsible for starting, by the way) could be the key to healing the world.
And yes, the world needs healing.