February is a great time to focus on workplace kindness


Acts of kindness are one of the most powerful ways we have to connect with others.

February is the perfect month to share workplace kindness – with Random Acts of Kindness Day (17th) and Week (February 11-17), and Valentine’s Day! Take advantage of these dates and inspire kindness in your workplace.

Planting seeds of kindness yields improved moods and productivity. Better yet, it’s contagious. Share a little kindness and see how it ripples through your office.

Kindness makes the workplace better.

Easy Ways to Share Workplace Kindness

Here are some fun and easy strategies you can try out in February (or anytime):

  •  Create a kindness wall
    Add some prompts and provide lots of colorful post-it notes. Encourage everyone to participate. Take pictures and share the workplace love socially – #RAKDay #MakeKindnessTheNorm #KindnessMatters
  • Spread messages of kindness
    Blanket the workplace with fun posters, notes, emails, etc. of appreciation and encouragement. Delight colleagues with little gifts of appreciation.
  • Help colleagues learn something new about each other
    Be creative! Have work groups select “get to know you questions” and answer out-loud. Send departments that don’t work together to a lunch together and provide thought provoking questions on the table.
  • Share a thoughtful Candy or Ice Cream Gift Certificate
    A homemade treat is heartwarming but impractical with a large organization. Keep it easy and affordable with a $5 gThankYou Gift Certificate for Candy or Ice Cream and a note of thanks!

Kindness is Contagious – Help Spread It Year-Round

As Emilia Earhart once said, “No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another.”

Begin with these inspiring and helpful resources:

Simple Acts of Kindness to Start

LiveLoveWork.com has provided a prompt to boost kindness at work for each week of the year!

Most of these ideas are really easy to do but could really have an impact on a coworker’s day (and your day too!).  Here are some of our favorites:

  • Hold the door open for the person behind you.
  • Make a mental list of all the things you enjoy about your work.
  • Be a cheerleader for someone else’s idea or project.
  • Give someone the benefit of the doubt.
  • Share an uplifting blog post. (Like this one from gThankYou…)
  • Bring in books you loved and pass them on.
  • Create a custom playlist for a co-worker.
  • Be responsible for the energy you bring to your workplace.

We hope your new year is off to a great start and wish you and your colleagues a year that is full of hope, happiness and kindness.

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