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16 Unexpected Random Acts of Kindness at Work

January 20, 2022

Here are 16 unexpected random acts of kindness that will make your workplace a happier place to be:


  1. Help a team member with a difficult or unpleasant task without being asked.
  2. Leave their favourite treat or soft drink on their desk.
  3. Tell the boss telling about something positive that a colleague has recently done.
  4. Be cheerful and smile at everyone you pass in the corridors of the office building.
  5. Send a quick message to a team member saying you appreciate their help.
  6. Put a nice comment on sticky note and leave it on their desk.
  7. Give a genuine recommendation to a colleague on their LinkedIn profile.
  8. Ask about their weekend plans or how their family is doing.

  9. Bake a cake or bring treats to share in the office.

  10. Interject with a positive comment when others are gossiping.

  11. Pay a sincere compliment to your boss.

  12. Organise a work charity event.

  13. Offer to help a colleague carry something if they are struggling.

  14. Give a co-worker a book on a topic that interests him or her.

  15. Help new starters feel more at home.

  16. Offer to do the brew or sandwich run.

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