CoPassion (= Company & Compassion) researched and developed the great power of compassion in working life. Compassion is about taking on the feelings and needs of others and acting on behalf of others. At its best, compassion is also co-passion; living with the joys and excitements of others.
CoPassion brought together a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Researchers studied the effects of compassion on the well-being of work communities and developed ways to increase compassion in working life.
The passion of the research was to change working life so that humanity and productivity would flourish in the same workplaces. CoPassion made an effort from the Faculty of Theology of the University of Helsinki and our work is financed by Creddo and Oiva laina. Numerous business partners expressed sympathy for the study.
Thanks to everyone involved!
Compassion is a deep source of experience that matters to both the giver, the recipient, and the side follower. The experience of doing good and getting good makes life worth living.
Compassion is a series of overlapping events in human interaction. Empathy is an important element of compassion: one must notice the joy or suffering of the other and be able to position oneself. Empathy is complemented by motivation to do good, direction towards the other’s best. However, the most important moment of compassion is when compassion becomes visible as an action. Without action, compassion is not compassion.
Compassion has long been defined in studies to alleviate another's suffering. According to the study, compassion is equally part of co-passion, the sharing of another enthusiasm. Co-passion is a twin of compassion, it consists of the same elements as compassion; the ability to notice another person’s emotional state as well as actions to express compassion. For example, making another success visible in the work community by giving recognition can be a co-passion.
Compassion has the power to revolutionize relationships and communities: in working life, compassion accelerates not only the experience of relevance but also co-workers' social relationships, innovation, cognitive performance, well-being at work, and good customer relationships. The value of compliance is also invaluable: what if your success is not noticed in the work community in any way? Wouldn’t it be crushing if no one rejoiced with you?
Below are tips for building a better work community:
Tips are based on research findings and sources below: