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Why Being Kind Boosts the Bottom Line

by Scott Crabtree

Being kind is a triple win: it boosts the mood of both the giver and the receiver, and it inspires more kindness to spread through our social networks. But that’s not all…

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Are you tapping the benefits of being kind?


Why should you be kind to colleagues? Because it boosts your happiness, relationships, and success.

Science has validated the old saying,”‘Tis better to give than to receive.”

It really is, according to science.

A study done by Sonja Lyubomirsky and colleagues found that those randomly assigned to give a gift to a colleague experienced a bigger mood boost than those randomly assigned to receive a gift from a colleague.

Give others (and yourself) a lift

But kindness, of course, doesn’t have to be gifts. It could be a cup of coffee. Could be just a smile. Or some time and some attention with somebody who’s in a down mood and needs a bit of help.

You decide how you can bring kindness. But bring your kindness to work.

Because when you’re kind to others, their mood goes up, and your mood goes up.

Your relationships improve.

All of that helps you boost your mood.

And that boosted mood helps boost your brain so that you can bring prime brain real estate onlineand boost the bottom line, because you are kind.

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