Written by Stephanie Castellano.
Compassion training yields an early return-on-investment.
Move over, exercise. Compassion is the new panacea. Mounting research shows that compassion can improve the health and well-being of individuals and corporations.
A culture of compassion—in which managers and employees are friendly and empathetic—makes employees happier and more productive, reports the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. In fact, positive social interactions in the workplace are linked to lower heart rates and blood pressure, resulting in decreased stress and stronger immune systems.
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