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Creating a compassionate workplace video series

Strategy #1

Shift from sympathy to empathy to compassion

Strategy #2

Expand your self-awareness
 

Strategy #3

Get to know your staff better
 

Strategy #4

Offer to help others
 

Strategy #5

Ask more questions, listen to the answers (go one step further)

Strategy #6

Pause before you express irritation or annoyance

Strategy #7

Make it easy for your employees to reach out to you

Strategy #8

Practice being a mindful active listener

Strategy #9

Celebrate successes and show appreciation

Strategy #10

Communicate clearly and with transparency

Strategy #11

Create opportunities for social connection

Strategy #12

Model self-care and work-life balance

Strategy #13

Be willing to show vulnerability

Strategy #14

Paraphrase at the 3rd or 4th level

Strategy #15

Schedule regular one-on-ones with your staff

Strategy #16

Be kind to yourself

Strategy #17

Educate yourself on what resources are available

Strategy #18

Learn to spot the signs of employee burnout