October is World Mental Health Month, and at Leadworkz we believe that everyone can play a part in helping to address mental health issues in an empathetic way.
Previously, we’ve talked about Compassionate Leadership and its importance in our workplace, especially among our people, employees and team members. Missed it? Don’t worry, you can read it here.
Now some of you may ask: “What are the benefits that I stand to get from building a compassionate leadership and culture in my office?”
Let’s find out together!
A quick recap
Before we dive into today’s article, let’s have a quick recap on Compassionate Leadership and its importance:
“Compassionate Leadership is about using your head and heart to inspire and influence people so they can, in turn, inspire and influence others.”
Some of the reasons why Compassionate Leadership is important for any organization or business include:
Reduced employee burnout,
Improved employee retention,
Increased productivity and growth, as well as
A positive brand image.
Let’s learn about the benefits Compassionate Leadership can bring into our workplace!
The benefits of a culture that cares
As Oprah Winfrey once said,
“A stranger’s compassion can make a world of difference.”
Here are some of the benefits we stand to gain when we start building a compassionate culture in our workplace:
1) Cultivates growth mindsets
When we leaders care for and support our people at work, it helps us cultivate a growth-oriented mindset among our talents
Our people will feel that we leaders are willing to support and help them in the face of challenges and setbacks.
In turn, this encourages them to take calculated risks and be more creative in their delivery of solutions and ideas.
2) Creates supportive environments
A compassionate leadership culture creates an environment where our employees feel valued, supported, and cared for.
This, in turn, fosters a strong sense of belonging and loyalty, leading to a more engaged and committed workforce.
In addition, research has also found that a compassionate leadership culture significantly increases job satisfaction and organizational commitment among employees at work.
3) Improved employee wellbeing
Caring for our employees at work isn’t just about improving their engagement and performance at work.
It also affects their wellbeing, both physically and mentally.
Our people are less likely to suffer from burnout, stress, and anxiety when they feel that we care for their wellbeing.
This improved well-being translates into higher levels of productivity and performance, as they can focus more effectively on their tasks.
4) Better employee retention
Embracing compassionate leadership doesn’t just help with our employees’ performance and wellbeing at work.
When our talents feel valued and cared for, they are more likely to remain loyal to our organization and stay with us.
This helps our organization or business reduce the need to hire and train new employees, as well as the costs needed to do so.
5) Better talent attraction
The jobseekers of today don’t just look at the salary being offered to them.
They also look at an organization’s culture and values to see if their potential workplace matches with what they believe in.
A compassionate leadership culture builds an environment where being compassionate and showing kindness to others is a natural thing to do.
This can become a competitive advantage for our organization when it comes to acquiring new recruits who share the same values as we do.
There’s more to compassionate leadership than the benefits mentioned above, all of which both our people and organization stand to gain when we practice compassionate leadership. So, don't wait! Start building a compassionate culture in your workplace today!
Stay tuned for more articles from us as we talk about how we can build and create a compassionate leadership culture in our workplace!