GHP July 2016

62 | ghp July 2016 Compassionate business is a relatively recent paradigm for business; shaking up the status quo of the ‘dog–eat- dog’ mentality and making many companies critically review their business practices, because, and as scientific evidence shows us, compassion is good for business. In essence, the principles of compassionate business come from the standpoint of recognising that caring for employees, treating workers with dignity, respect and understanding; considering ethics within and between companies and being intelligent about the use of resources – makes economic sense as well as making people feel happier. How Compassionate Companies Are Getting the Best from Their Teams