Written by Roxanne Brown
I'm struck by the more frequent, genuine kindness in language and actions today, especially at work. Checking on others. Showing real concern. Smiling wider at seeing someone appear on a video call. Space given on those calls to listen to what others are going through. Proactive reach-outs. Grace. People sharing real confessions and downfalls in how they’re coping. For most, this amount of generosity is not the typical experience of work.
Maybe we are reconsidering what it means to be kind at work. Reconsidering boundaries. Still professional yet more authentic. We're all actively coping. We’re all immersed in this grand experiment.
This got me thinking: What if someone designed this thing we’re all going through as an experiment we agreed to enter into? Why might such an experiment be created? What would be its purpose? Why might you agree to be part of it?
Initial thoughts: Maybe to…
I think we’re learning these and a lot of other things by accident. Quite an experiment!
I hope the themes of kindness and love we’re seeing more often in the workplace persist long after we get back to “normal.” I recognize not everyone is having this experience of generosity but a move in this direction is good for everyone, good for our collective health. And, a giant step toward more joy at work.