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🙏🏼 Nominate Colleagues for the Kindness at Work Honor Roll
Share a story of a team member exemplifying empathy by August 6th
At its core, kindness is the quality of being considerate, friendly and generous with our time, energy or resources. With all the ways work has transformed over the past two and a half years, moments of kindness in the workplace matter now more than ever.
But, where do we celebrate these stories — the team member who cooks meals for a colleague in need, the employees who help a co-worker escape a conflict zone or the manager who calls their direct report to ask how they are feeling.
For internal communications, these are the stories that make our work extra meaningful. We often discover these moments and find ways to recognize employees in an internal blog post, channel or meeting. Yet, why don’t we honor these moments more externally?
That’s why I’ve decided to launch the Kindness at Work Honor Roll which aims to recognize employees who exemplify empathy for their colleagues.
Nominations are open until August 6th. Details are outlined below. Honor Roll members will be announced in late summer.
💗 Who: This is open to anyone (18 years or older) with a story to share about kindness at work.
🙏 How: Complete this nomination form.
📅 When: Submit by August 6th at 11:59 pm EST
🌠 Questions: FAQs are listed below. Reply to this email, post it as a public comment on this article, or submit a nomination form with a question. You can also email: firstname.lastname@example.org
❤️ Note: We reserve the right to review all stories for factual information. While we hope to feature as many kindness honorees as possible, we can not guarantee to feature all nominations.
⭐ The story embodies the definition of kindness.
🗓️ The moment took place in a work environment anytime from January 2020 to the present.
✅ Agree to share publicly on The Switchboard and LinkedIn.
Who can be nominated?
Anyone in any career field who is over the age of 18 years old.
Can I nominate myself?
Do I have to share the workplace where this kindness happened?
No, you can just share the kind moment.
What are the types of stories you are looking for?
We’re keeping this broad so that we do not limit the creativity of submissions. Here are a few examples:
A team member who pays for a colleague’s groceries during a difficult time.
An employee who mentors a colleague to help them get a promotion.
A team member who drives a colleague to a doctor’s appointment.
An employee who spends time helping a team member learn a new skill — public speaking, data analytics, or something more.
Is there a prize?
There is not currently a prize. Honorees will be recognized on The Switchboard and on our LinkedIn page.
Who decides the honorees?
The honorees will be confirmed by the Kindness Council of The Switchboard.
When can I expect to hear back once I’ve submitted my nomination?
You can expect to hear back within a few weeks of submitting.
When will the honorees be announced?
They will be announced in late summer.
Will you run this campaign again?
Let’s see how this first-round time goes!
Thank you to these leaders for their support of this initiative. We are grateful for their time, commitment and kindness.
We hope that you will consider forwarding this initiative to a colleague or nominating someone for the Kindness at Work Honor Roll. Thank you!