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Mental Health Week May 6th – 12th

April 29, 2024

Creating compassionate workplace cultures

Compassion is the strong emotion that moves us to take action to reduce suffering. In recent years, the need to extend compassion to the workplace is rapidly increasing. In fact, a recent study found that 71% of Canadian employees reported that their mental health impacted their ability to work. Plus, research found that compassion has been linked to higher job satisfaction, loyalty and trust in the organization, higher retention rates, and improvements in performance and motivation.

In the workplace, we can offer compassion to ourselves and to our coworkers. When we do this, we increase connections and improve relationships, promote positive emotions, and reduce job-related stress and anxiety.