We look back to discussions from the Designing Kindness event, and what our panel of Kindness Experts thinks is needed, to build a kinder workplace.
As 2022 came to a close, we were all looking ahead.
At X-Leap, we wanted to engage with our community on the core concept of kindness. A lot of the work we had carried out on well-being, change and transitions had made us realise that we needed a space to discuss this.
For example, aside from a volatile economy, workplaces have had to face some sobering facts. X-Leap research shows that organisations are at a strategic disadvantage if mental health issues aren’t dealt with systemically.
Other factors like flexible work arrangements, better diversity policies and a stronger culture are all equally important to a company’s longevity.
This led to us holding our flagship event: 11.11|Designing Kindness. ‘Designing Kindness’ was seen as an opportunity for us to explore the core concepts that went into building a kinder world. Why was it difficult for organisations to do so? How could we all benefit from incorporating kindness into an organisation’s DNA? Was there a template for workplaces to get kinder?
We were joined by a panel of kindness experts: cutting edge thinkers and practitioners who had first-hand experience of what it meant to build a kinder world.
Here are a few key insights from the event:
Kindness is often an unstated, but integral part of any organisation’s DNA. Without it, organisations will continue to struggle to balance profit and purpose. But it also requires a lot of thought. We were truly amazed at the wonderful response that we received from the session. There are more Designing Kindness sessions planned for 2023.
You can watch a session recording of the event and short video snippets of what our kindness experts believe, on our YouTube playlist.