Reflections on 2017 & creating kinder better work cultures

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As with the end on 2016, this is a short podcast (18:58) where I reflect on the year that has been. (Does this make it a tradition now?) I also add my call to increasing compassion and kindness in the workplace and discuss the benefits of doing this and various options for how to play it out.

I would also love to hear your feedback and  ideas for what and who you want to hear about in future podcasts:

            Email: gerifitz at changingacademiclife.com  or Twitter: @ChangeAcadLife

Wishing all of us a balanced, authentic, vibrant, joy-filled academic life for 2018, whatever that may mean for each of us!

Related links:

Kylie Ball's blogpost on making kindness the next academic disruption: https://happyacademic.wordpress.com/2017/12/06/lets-make-kindness-the-next-academic-disruption/

Book: ‘Awakening compassion at work’ by Monika Worline and Jane Dutton: https://www.amazon.com/Awakening-Compassion-Work-Elevates-Organizations/dp/1626564450

Compassionate management: https://hbr.org/2013/09/the-rise-of-compassionate-management-finally

Random Acts of Kindness: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/random-acts-of-kindness.htm

Chancellor et al, 2016. The propagation of everyday prosociality in the workplace. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17439760.2016.1257055; Chancellor et al 2017. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28581323

TedX TU Wien "The craziness of research funding. It costs us all": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66_DRDYJz4g