via Bill Peel
September 23rd, 2015
- When you meet a coworker for a crack-of-dawn work session, bring muffins and coffee.
- Help someone clean up a spill.
- Finish a task for someone who is tired.
- Write a coworker a handwritten note of encouragement or congratulations.
- Offer to hold a seat for a coworker who will be joining a meeting after it starts.
- If you have the authority, allow a person to stay home or leave early when a family member is ill.
- Offer to run an errand for someone who is under a tight deadline.
- Go the extra mile. Fill the printer paper tray. Leave the conference room cleaner than you found it.
- Always clean up after yourself in the employee kitchen. And if you know a coworker is time-strapped or late for a meeting, offer to clean up for him or her.
- Be patient with someone who is having a hard time catching on to something.
- Offer to work on a religious holiday for someone of a different faith.
- Fill an emergency basket for the office with a small sewing kit, Band-Aids, pain reliever, antacids and such. Invite coworkers to help themselves.
- Bring dinner in a cooler to the office for a single parent.
- Give someone your place in line.
- Offer to help anyone who needs assistance opening a door, reaching for an elevator button, or carrying packages.
- Bring treats to a meeting when no one is expecting it.
- Offer to let someone borrow something for a special occasion.
- Donate to a coworker who is raising money for a cause.
- Invite a single coworker to your home for a holiday meal.
- Make notes about your coworkers’ interests so you can talk to them about things they enjoy.
- Help a coworker fix a flat tire in the parking lot.
- Share your knowledge with someone who needs help.
This is the fourth article of a four-part series on communicating grace in the workplace:
- Part 1: Communicating Grace
- Part 2: Communicating Grace in Our Words
- Part 3: Communicating Grace in Our Listening