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#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses


.#26Acts of Kindness for Businesses

Looking for innovative ways for your company or institution to incorporate Ann Curry's challenge for each of us to commit to 26 acts of kindness to honor each child and heroic teacher lost in Newtown?   Remember kindness starts at home  or in this case, in the office!  Start by implementing a Random Acts of Kindness  or a 100/0 Principle Day modeled after Smith College’s Mountain Day where every year, the president chooses a beautiful fall day and announces a holiday day off to re-invigorate the soul by ringing the college bells. Even though you most likely won’t choose to give employees a day off, incorporate the concept of encouraging your employess to live life more compassionately by taking authentic responsibility for  relationships into the day’s normal routine. The operative words should be kindness and respect and patience with zero tolerance for anything less. This is a good day to review your company's harassment policies and conduct company-wide harassment training.

The 100/0 Principle Defined

The 100/0 Principle is the formula for developing the effective relationships which are so critical to our success both personally and professionally. Want to improve your relationships with your spouse, boss, coworkers or customers? According to Alan Ritter, author of the 100/0 Principle, this is the formula: You take full responsibility for the relationship (the 100) and expect nothing in return (the 0). As you take authentic responsibility for a relationship, the other person does as well. Consequently, the 100/0 Principle quickly transforms to something approaching 100/100. By being persistent in your kindness and respect for another person, you will likely change the dynamic of a relationship. When that occurs, true breakthroughs occur for the individuals involved, their teams, their organizations and their families. Most people just give up too soon. Want to change your life for the better? Remember the 100/0 Principle.

The 100/0 Principle Movie

Kindness Day | 100/0 Principle Day Ideas and Inspiration

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  • Order custom MY M&M'S in your company colors and customize with key concept words: kindness, respect, and patience. Make them available at your reception desk and throughout the premises for employees and guests to nosh on and reflect upon.

Personalized M& M's

  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • With Boom Boom! Cards, you perform underground acts of guerilla goodness, post about the experience (pictures and video too!) on the Boom Boom! website, and then pass the card on to someone else. Each card’s unique ID number makes it possible to follow every card that’s played on the website’s map. With Boom Boom! Cards, you never know where your one act of kindness may end up!

All kinds of folks…teachers, friends, families, and companies have discovered it’s a great idea to buy decks of cards, pass them out to a “team” of people and have everyone work to accomplish the deck together.

Boom Boom! totally endorse the idea of using the cards in schools and in companies but for optimum success suggests the cards never be used as required “assignments” for students or employees since they have the greatest impact when the user is genuinely and authentically engaged in the process and is not completing it as a required task.

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Random Act of Kindness Cards

Random Acts of Kindness

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS KITS

  • The five-penny challenge

The challenge: Start by putting five pennies on the desk of each employee. Every time an employee practices a random act of kindness ask them to take one of their pennies and deposit it into the company Random Act of Kindness Jar and offer to donate a a set amount of money ( a penny, a dollar, ten dollars, etc) to a designated charity for every Random Act of Kindness practiced by your employees. For example every time an employee practices being compassionate — passing along a compliment, positively reinforcing a colleague who did something right, or simply saying thank you — the employee deposits one penny into the jar. The idea is for the employee to keep score with his or herself as a reminder to contribute to a more compassionate workplace. Consider replenishing the pennies on employees desks quarterly or monthly or even weekly.

 

  • Leave enough money in the vending machine for the next person to get a free treat.
  • Leave a cake or other food item in a central area anonymously with a Thank-You note.

 

Random Acts of Kindness CELEBRATION DATES 2011

Random Acts of Kindness Week. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . February 11-17th
World Kindness Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . November 7-13th
World Kindness Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . November 13th

 

Make it a great day! Make every day a kind day!

 

 

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