What role does compassion have in the workplace?

Compassionate Leadership research paper

If you search the phrase ‘compassion at work’ on the internet you will find numerous articles calling for more compassionate workplaces. It seems that although we know the value of compassion in our lives, we somehow manage to ignore it and find it difficult to be compassionate when we are at work. Some people may say that there is no place for personal issues at work. Others may think they are too busy to be compassionate or there are more important things in organisations to focus on than compassion.

This research paper addresses key questions such as:

  • What is compassion?
  • Why is compassion so scarce in organisational life?
  • What is compassionate leadership?
  • Is there a business case for compassion?

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Compassion at Work Index

Roffey Park’s Compassion at Work Index (CWI) is a stastitically robust model developed from an in-depth review of existing evidence and a survey of over 500 UK managers and non-managers.

The CWI provides a personalised report of how you see your own level of compassion at work across five attributes as well as practical tips to improve or enhance your approach.

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Compassion in the Workplace Workshops

Based on our latest research, our new Compassion in the workplace workshop aims to give organisations new insights and a range of practical tools to enable them to understand and develop their levels of compassion.  For more details please download the flier or contact us.

The global workplace – a compassion-free Zone?

Read our recent article in EFMD’s Global Focus Magazine

You can also listen to an audio version of the article.

See also selected resources on compassion and wellbeing in the Roffey Park Learning Resource Centre Knowledge Base December 2017

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