BMMI Bahrain spread the joy recently as employees took part in the global movement Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week!
There was a buzz around the office as people handed each other ‘Happy’ and ‘Thank You’ notes to express their appreciation, provided a helping hand to those in need and gave away sweet treats to employees, as well spread compliments in every direction. Not to mention, as the week started on Valentine’s Day, there were flowers and chocolates being sent around to spread the love!
The Corporate Communications & CSR team got in the spirit and invited the HR team out to fill up their stomachs at Alia School’s Monday breakfast, which is prepared with the help of its students. The group had a lovely morning outside with the children and enjoyed each other’s company, as well as some great traditional Bahraini breakfast food!
Although kindness is shared all days of the year, celebrating kindness is always important for an organisation. RAK Week is a great way for us to look at different kinds of act which will boost the morale in the workplace. After all, happier employees are great for business! Research has shown that companies that follow the culture of kindness are even more successful. Displaying kindness or doing random acts of kindness helps to reduce emotional distance between people. Studies show that employees who are happy, have higher motivation to perform and possibly have more of an incentive to enact kind behaviours. The more they recognise their own kind gestures and experience the appreciativeness of others, the more positive, energised and generous they feel.
Every small gesture and act of kindness sends out a strong message. People who go out of their way to be kind to others, even in small ways, help show us how kindness matters!