Why we need more compassion in the workplace

Jonathan Taylor, managing psychologist at D&I consultancy Pearn Kandola explains how leaders and teams can benefit from compassionate working at a time when we need it the most.

More than ever, employees are combating increased levels of stress and anxiety. The past year and a half has had a profound effect on people’s wellbeing. Employers need to be closely attuned to how this might manifest in the workplace and what support is needed to help keep their employees happy, engaged and productive.

A growing body of research indicates that proactively creating space for more compassion at work is a key part of supporting employee wellbeing. Compassion-based work practices are known to alleviate feelings of pressure and stress. This, in turn, helps to foster a workplace culture that drives employee performance and innovation.

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