What’s in it for me? Learn what makes for a better workplace.

Overworked and disillusioned? Depressed and sick of the rat race? Are your coworkers eyeing the clock as the end of the day approaches? Do you hear constant chatter of quitting for pastures new? We all know what a poor company workplace looks, feels and sounds like.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re working or managing eight hours a day, five days a week, then that time in the office ought not to feel like a massive waste. Employees who are satisfied will work harder and be more efficient – and they’re also much more likely to stay put. In turn, companies will profit from higher productivity and lower turnover.

This is where compassion comes in. Businesses can be places where genuine camaraderie thrives; they can be workplaces where “solidarity” and “empathy” are not foreign concepts, but rather a key part of the business dynamic.

Compassionate workplaces are the best workplaces.

In these blinks, you’ll learn

  • how giving away hospital treatments for free earned more in the long run;
  • what Hurricane Sandy has to do with compassionate workplaces; and
  • the benefits for a business of a roving “support pod.”