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Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

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Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

– Dalai Lama –

Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

Managers often think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. However, recent research shows that when organizations promote an ethic of compassion rather than a culture of stress, they may not only see a happier workplace but also an improved bottom line. Dr. Emma Seppala, the associate director of Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research, explores how managers can promote a compassionate workplace and why it is of great value to their organizations. { read more }

Be The Change

Think of a situation in which you normally use pressure to reach another person. Experiment with using compassion instead.

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