Employer kindness can improve performance and mental health

If pay raises and reduced hours are not options at the moment for employers, there are other ways to help improve employees’ mental health and performance — including small gestures of kindness.

A study from Penn State University, in State College, PA, found that a simple gesture of kindness from employers, in the form of fresh fruit added to employees’ daily lunches, was a morale booster and improved employees’ mental health.

The researchers summarized their findings in the International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics.

Full story at Medical News Today