“It’s nothing personal, it’s just business.”
We spend more than 50% of our lives at work. Why would anyone want to wake up in the morning and go to work with that attitude? If you don’t make it personal, and if you don’t make it count, what’s the point?
Business is missing one important core value: compassion.
“Between work and family, I have no time for community.”
This is something everyone feels at some point in their lives. But think about it: What if we made community an integral part of our business?
What if we recognised that we can’t have strong businesses without a strong community and we can’t have a strong community without compassion?
People don’t switch on and off their emotions when they enter and leave the workplace. The industrial revolution of the factory mindset has created the notion that what matters most is our logic and not our compassion.
The connection revolution, where connections are key, continues to show the importance of EQ on the workplace: a happy employee is a productive employee.
The real way strong communities are built is through the compassion we extend to others. Both to those we know, and to those we don’t know.
The Internet is amazing because it connects us all.
Compassion for those around us now extends globally and beyond our physical boundaries. We can all do more for each other and be better.
Be compassionate to everyone no matter the level of connection.
Make compassion a core business value.
Start with a smile to a stranger.
Start by getting others to nod in agreement when you say: “If we are not compassionate to one another, what’s the point in the end?”
Compassion is the gold of the new paradigm