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Throwback | Please Be Nice

Dec 1, 2022

[Commentary by Christeen Akkarawatte]

We all long for niceness. The dictionary defines nice as “pleasing, agreeable, delightful, amiably pleasant, (and) kind”. All qualities that we impress on our children from a young age. We all know we should be nice, so why aren’t we?

Perhaps social media is to blame? The internet has given everyone a voice but often these voices aren’t very nice. Mean comments are made from behind a computer or mobile phone screen. And meanness spreads. Just read the comments celebrities Instagram feeds. Once one toxic comment is made, there are 100.

Niceness needs to be a culture, which is when it applies to the work place. Employees in companies who endorse a more kind office culture (think: not living in fear of a shouty, angry boss or worrying that your colleagues are all out to get you) have been shown to work more effectively, be physically healthier, and are more motivated to do good work.

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