February 2022 Toolkit: Building a Culture of Compassion at Work

February 2022 Toolkit: Building a Culture of Compassion at Work

Here’s a list of resources from around that web that can help employers lead with compassion:

  • Sigal Barsade, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, was a pioneer in the study of how emotions can shape a workplace culture. Her studies have led to a number of companies implementing the idea of compassionate leadership.
  • There are a number of benefits to leading with compassion and empathy. Allowing your team to see you not only as a boss, but also as a human who doesn’t actually have all of the answers, paves the way for a foundation to lead and figure it out in the best way possible. It also creates a corporate culture where employees actually want to stay, are more invested in the company and its future and want to support the evolution of the brand. And, most importantly, they actually care. 
  • There’s a number of great talks on compassionate management and its benefits, like this one, which replaces fear with compassion and get an infinite return on our investment in our colleagues; this one, which highlights the cruciality of leading with passion and not just one’s mind; and this one, which teaches How to Do Hard Things in a Human Way.