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50 Random Acts of Kindness at Work

  1. Bring a co-worker their favorite coffee.
  2. Bring a healthy snack to a staff meeting.
  3. Champion another person’s ideas.
  4. Clean up a mess you didn’t make.
  5. Deliver someone’s print job to them at their desk.
  6. Donate leave to someone in need.
  7. Give a co-worker a break.
  8. Give a friend/co-worker a book that has impacted your life.
  9. Give a gift to someone for no reason.
  10. Give someone a high-five and a compliment.
  11. Give someone a ride to work or a ride home.
  12. Give up your parking spot.
  13. Go an entire day without complaining out loud.
  14. Help someone with a heavy load.
  15. Hold the door open for someone.
  16. Invite a co-worker on a walk.
  17. Invite a co-worker to lunch.
  18. Learn the names of your co-worker’s spouse, kids, dog, etc.
  19. Leave a note of gratitude for the cleaning crew.
  20. Leave a sticky note with a positive message on the bathroom mirror.
  21. Leave money at the vending machine so someone can have a free treat.
  22. Lend a helping hand when you see an opportunity.
  23. Lend someone a pen.
  24. Lend someone your umbrella.
  25. Let go of a grudge.
  26. Let someone merge in front of you in traffic.
  27. Make a get-well card for someone.
  28. Make sure everyone in your meeting feels included.
  29. Offer to help a co-worker with a project.
  30. Pass along coupons you won’t use.
  31. Pick up litter while you’re walking around your building.
  32. Prepare a meal for someone who is struggling.
  33. Put your phone away in the presence of others.
  34. Recognize when someone is struggling and offer your support.
  35. Refill the ink cartridge or paper tray.
  36. Relay an overheard compliment to the person it is about.
  37. Remember your co-worker’s birthday.
  38. Say “please” and “thank you.”
  39. Say you’re sorry.
  40. Send a text with an uplifting quote.
  41. Smile at a stranger in your building.
  42. Start a conversation with someone you normally wouldn’t talk to.
  43. Support someone (or their kid) who is raising money for a good cause.
  44. Take time to give directions to someone who looks lost in or around your building.
  45. Talk about something other than work with a co-worker.
  46. Tell a (work-appropriate) joke.
  47. Tell someone’s manager they are doing a good job.
  48. Verbally acknowledge one of your co-workers.
  49. When others gossip, be the one to chime in and say something nice.
  50. Write a thank you note
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