What would happen if we injected genuine Love, Appreciation, and Kindness into the workplace 😍👩💻💘 for an entire week?
🎬 Video by @unadultables.
Today, Love Week started kicking off at Mindvalley.
Everyone became a secret angel to a carefully selected “human” and their job is to shower them with as much love as they can at work for 5 days.
Without revealing themselves, of course.
So by now, our entire office is filled with random acts of kindness, appreciative messages, and surprise gifts from anonymous angels 😇
Why are we doing this (besides having tremendous fun)? Shawn Achor, bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage did a simple experiment at a large insurance company.
This experiment ended up growing their number of applications, increasing the employees’ overall happiness level at work, and even boosted their sales.
Here’s what he did.
He asked every single employee to set a timer for 2 minutes as soon as they get to the office ⏰ and write a message of appreciation to a coworker every day 💌
It started with messages, such as “Thank you so much for having my back yesterday in that meeting” or “You are the reason I love to come to work every day”
But after 3 days, something incredible happened.
People got “addicted” to praising and acknowledging their peers and after 21 days, their social connections transformed at work.
We know from the famous Harvard study that social connections are the #1
contributor to our happiness — and it’s no different in the workplace.
So why not bring some love and happiness to work, the place we spent 70% of our waking hours?
Join the challenge and share your initiatives this week with #spreadloveweek
and tag @mindvalley
in your posts to show how YOU bring love and appreciation to your workplace.
We will give away 4 Mindvalley scholarships worth $500 next week to the most impactful initiatives.
Stay tuned for more updates coming up this week.