Lemurs are known to be very intelligent and sociable little animals that live in groups of about thirty members, always led by a female. In their social life with others it is absolutely necessary to be kind to everyone, to fit in well with the group and help each other. In the world of work (and even more so in a coworking space!) we often meet new people: being friendly, kind and attentive to others is fundamental to making a good first impression.
There are many advantages in being kind. First of all, when we are kind to others, we release oxytocin into our bodies. It is a hormone that promotes the dilation of blood vessels and reduces stress. Sociability also allows us to adapt to others, to recognise their presence and to establish a relationship of respect and cordiality.
During long working days we can be kind to our colleagues and coworkers with small gestures, a smile, or by having empathy when there is a problem. Opening your mind to others will put you in a supportive dynamic, which will surely bring you positive feelings and happiness.
Being kind is not a lack of character: like the little lemurs, it is a resource to better integrate a work group and, in exchange, receive support when needed. And don’t forget that, as Jacques Weber said: “Kindness is the nobility of intelligence”!
Maddalena Corbini 25/04/22