Good news can create an empathic place to work
According to research published by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, when people are experiencing acts of extraordinary moral goodness, they can experience ‘moral elevation,’ a psychological condition that contributes to the development of positive thoughts and emotions, such as admiration, affection, and love. This can cause physical reactions that have a lasting influence on people’s future actions.
Studies have shown how we are more likely to remember negative events than good ones; this might be why the media focuses more commonly on bad news. These studies also demonstrate that the majority of people are more likely to remember being hurt, or unfairly treated by others, rather than remember when they have experienced kindness and generosity.
New research shows that reading good news not only lifts our mood, but can also change attitudes and help to create a better workplace to work in. However, good news does more than simply cheer us up. New research shows that good news has a strong, positive psychological and social impact on people. It can in time, lead to more empathic attitudes, increased social interactions and other behavioural changes known as pro-social actions. Meaning better functioning teams and workplaces, as people start to feel good about themselves, their workplace and those around them, benefiting everyone.
Regular coaching can enable you to focus on creating the ‘good news’ you want for yourself.
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