Kindness Grows: A Company Experiment
--by MsJava, posted Mar 20, 2007
We are calling it Kindness Grows and what we did was draw 8 names of employees at an all employee meeting recently. Those eight people were each given an envelope that contained $150 and a letter instructing them that they had been chosen for a very special assignment. They were to use all the money to perform an act of kindness for a person or people they have never met before. They could team up with another team member and combine their money, they could recruit help from co-workers or family members to help come up with ideas and perform and document their acts of kindness to strangers. They have about a month and a half before our next meeting at which time they are to share their experiences with the rest of us.
I'll keep you posted. I'm also starting a newsletter and hope it will inspire everyone in the company to think and act kindly towards everyone they meet and share their thoughts and stories via the newsletter. Thank you for this site, it has been wonderfully inspirational to me.