Kindness Incorporated – transform how you work

Businesses today are at a crossroads: The corporate landscape is intensely competitive, budgets are shrinking, and the daily motto is “achieve more with less.” Employees are expected to take on more and more, creating a buildup of stress, and causing them to become less creative, less productive, and unable to reach their full potential.

In 2015, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that 41% of organizations saw an increase in reported employee mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. This represents a 71% increase since 2009! This increase is associated with longer working hours, and the extent to which operational demands take precedence over employee wellbeing. Clearly, this situation is unsustainable.

2009

24%

2015

41%

I have counselled numerous powerful executives, who tell me that workplace demands gradually and insidiously require them to stop taking care of themselves, even in the simplest ways: At first it’s skipping lunch, then they’re skipping breakfast, lunch and dinner. They start working longer hours, eventually finding themselves working most of the night, neglecting even their most basic needs (including taking bathroom breaks!) Adapting to these kinds of conditions is possible, but it comes at a high price. I’ve seen many times how this behavior leads to increased physical illness, diminishing mental health, and even complete breakdown.

Kindness Incorporated wants to help you prevent the loss of your vigor, creativity, and dreams, without sacrificing your profitable business or stimulating, lucrative career. This is hard for many people to accept, but my experience shows that it is possible, using my proven methods. My ultimate goal is to put my private practice out of business, eliminating the mental and physical breakdowns caused by the gradual buildup of stress in the workplace.

If you are the leader of a corporation or business, looking for new, effective methods, I can help you develop a healthy and productive workplace environment. Remember: Your relationship with yourself is the single most powerful tool to get you to the top of your game and keep you there.

Is Your Corporate KIND? A Burnout Prevention Quiz

We all know that bad news travels fast, but this is about GOOD NEWS traveling faster.

Without greater willingness to tackle anxiety and depression, a staggering 12 billion workdays will be lost to the two disorders between now and 2030. These are the findings of a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis, recently published in The Lancet Psychiatry.

The atmosphere within a company affects the mental and physical health of the staff. This quiz is a spotlight on how kindness shows up in business and is looking for levels of companionship, consideration, and care at the workplace.

This 10-question quiz is for everyone throughout the company, no matter their job or status. It is about putting humanity at the heart of human resources. Is your company committed to discovering the nuances of culture that leads to burnout? Secret codes, rules, lost breaks, long hours, attitudes of mind, company comforts, company discomforts.

If employer and staff answers tally, the company will receive a Kindness Incorporated Seal of Approval. Your company will also get a chance to be part of the Kindness Inc. Business Showcase.

Take the employer version of the quiz here

Take the staff version of the quiz here

Resources for further reading on the topic of burnout:

How to cope better in a stressful environment

11 tips of how to be kinder to yourself and love a job you hate

5 signs you are heading for burnout

How to know you’re burning out and your road to recovery 

Resources for further reading on the topic of leading with kindness:

Encouraging good mental health needs a top down approach

Candour with Kindness – What leaders can learn from Pixar

Lead with kindness not cruelty

Smile Again

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