Be The Change
Today is day 3 of the Celebrate Civility challenge. Today's tip is to be the change.
Be a role model for good behavior. Spreading kindness is simple. Say hello, make eye contact, or smile when a colleague passes by – and if you see a fellow nurse struggling, offer assistance.
“Don’t stand by. Stand up,” says Edmonson. “Offering to help colleagues is a positive and powerful way to get help when you need it. You have to model the behaviors you want to see in others.”
Befriend coworkers that are kind, thoughtful, and optimistic. Surrounding yourself with people you like and who support you can help you manage difficult situations. Plus, positive and supportive people will make each day more pleasant.
Have you experienced kindness from a co-worker that you didn't expect? How did that affect you? Share your stories here or in our Facebook group.
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