A ‘Compassion at Work’ Toolkit has been launched this month by the National Forum for Wellbeing at Work.
The toolkit was authored by Fiona Meechan, Lecturer in Healthcare Leadership and Management at the University of Manchester supported by the Compassion at Work sub-group.
It sets out the business case for compassion at work and provides examples of what this means and how it can be implemented in practice. It also covers what is meant by the terms ‘empathy’ and ‘compassion’ in the workplace, what happens without it, why we lack it and how we can foster compassion.
What is the National Forum for Wellbeing at Work?
The National Forum for Wellbeing at Work brings together HR Directors and Chief Medical Officers from over 30 leading global companies and major public sector institutions and is dedicated to improving workplace wellbeing. It was established by Professor Cary Cooper of Alliance Manchester Business School and Dr Paul Litchfield, Chief Medical Officer at BT.