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The last two years have been an uncertain and unsettling time for everyone, and when it comes to work, they’ve ushered in whole new ways of doing business. Some businesses have gone fully remote, others are operating a hybrid model, still others either need or want staff to be in the workplace full-time. But with this has come a need for businesses to be more flexible than ever.
Kindness has never been high on the agenda for many businesses. But things have changed.
Along with the general climate of anxiety and upheaval of people’s lives, when it comes to work, there are a whole host of issues that the pandemic has thrown to the fore. Whether it’s childcare, maintaining a work/life balance when your living room becomes your office, worry over friends and family, or simply being able to pay the bills, the stress can become overwhelming.
Which is why it’s so important that employers foster a culture of kindness in their organisations. From checking in with colleagues and offering flexible working hours, to celebrating success and providing support and resources for employees struggling with their mental health, there are countless ways businesses can make doing business just that little bit kinder. Software company NoBlue explore some of these in the below infographic.
Kindness begets kindness, so by treating your employees well, you’ll attract and retain good staff, and you’ll be the kind of business you (and they) can really be proud to be a part of!