Acts of kindness are spreading through organisations around the world following a campaign under the heading of #HRActsofKindness. A series of challenges were set each day over a five day period focusing on doing something kind in the workplace. Challenges were simple and easy to do and included recognising the work of others and reconnecting with former colleagues and connections. One challenge was as simple as spending a break with colleagues.
Natalie Ellis is the HR professional behind the initiative who told us that she thought of the idea on the journey home from work one day. Since setting up the initiative, she has connected with over 150 people from various countries including the UK, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.
She told us that she created HR Act of Kindness to highlight work environments to HR professionals. The final challenge posed by Natalie was for HR professionals to create their own HR Act of Kindness list and to complete one challenge every week.
So what acts of kindness would you like to see in your workplace? What can you do to spread a little cheer? We’d love to hear from you and find out how you’re motivating people and demonstrating kindness in your organisations.