Happy World Kindness Day! World Kindness Day is November 13th and it’s a great opportunity and reminder that we should all be kind to each other not just on this day but every day. Kindness is especially important to us at Intelligent Demand as it’s one of our four core values. (Kindness, Tenacity, Authenticity, and Passion) Our values help guide us in our actions and initiatives every day at Intelligent Demand and being kind to one another is what keeps our culture strong despite the day-to-day challenges we all face.
To be kind is to intentionally act with generosity, consideration, and concern for others. At ID, we commit to caring for, listening to, and supporting the success of every unique person with whom we work. To do that, we practice empathy during our interactions with each other and with our clients, and the outcome is honest and courageous conversations. We’re not always perfect! But when we find ourselves off the path, we ask “are we starting with ID values?”.
Lynn Levy at Work Human points out that that kind environments create positive impacts across the organization. Kindness builds trust, boosts productivity, increases satisfaction, and it develops stronger leaders. And it’s contagious! When people receive an act of kindness, they’re more likely to pay that forward to someone else.
So here’s an invitation for everyone to jump on the happiness wagon for World Kindness Day: complete one act of kindness for someone in your life. Just one small moment of generosity, gratitude, and compassion for someone else will make them feel cared for and make you feel happier.
More on World Kindness Day:
The World Kindness Movement originated in Tokyo at a conference in 1997 where kindness organizations from across the world gathered. At the conference these organizations came together to form the World Kindness Movement committed t to the mission of inspiring individuals and countries to build a more kind world. They introduced World Kindness Day in 1998 as an opportunity for everyone to pause and recognize the positive impact acts of kindness have on one another and our communities.
Ways you can spread kindness every day:
- Hold the door open for a stranger
- Say hi to a passerby
- Write someone a nice note
- Reach out to someone in need of support
- Help someone complete a tough task or project
- Invite a new employee to a virtual coffee
- Champion someone’s idea in a meeting
- Compliment a stranger
- Let someone merge in traffic