The act of showing kindness and empathy to others


Our required mindset about this value

We believe that showing genuine concern about the needs of others through our actions fosters appreciation and tolerance, leading to a sense of safety in the workplace and opportunity for seeing new possibilities.


Examples of how we would express this value

Appreciating and being sensitive to the difficulty of others and what they may be experiencing through our expressions of kindness, caring and helpfulness, which creates greater trust and learning for all involved.


Examples of our everyday behaviours that demonstrate how we actively live the value

  • Listening, connecting and acknowledging a challenging situation facing an individual with kindness and taking action to help that person address the challenge.
  • Listening and talking in a genuine and interested manner that reflects your full attention in your interaction with others.
  • Taking the time to listen and see the world as the other person sees it without judgment.

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