InnerComm helps companies and individuals engage in caring conversations that support fellow employees and their families. When employees feel cared for they naturally want to contribute more fully to the company.
Caring for and supporting others in the workplace means engaging in conversations and actions about matters that are important to them. It may mean sending a handwritten note or flowers when they are going through something difficult.
One of the most uncaring things we can do as followers of Christ is to thrust someone’s nose into the Bible when they are not ready or don’t ask for it. What most people want is to know you sincerely care.
This takes time and attention toward others.
- Being others-focused means that we hear what they are saying and don’t race to make our point. Perhaps we even ask for clarification or more information about a situation they bring up.
- If someone is out on sick leave, then taking note of that and asking “how are you?” or “I hope you’re feeling better?” is a great way to show care. This requires that we pay attention to others not ourselves.
- If someone has been visiting a family member in the hospital, then asking how they are doing and if you can pray for them is an easy way to show your care and concern.
- It’s also meaningful oftentimes to share your story of how you coped during a similar situation; if faith or a scripture were valuable to you, you can share it.
- Praying for someone after they explain a troubling situation can also show you care if it’s done in a private place with their permission.
InnerComm helps companies and individuals learn to grow in being others-focused, in seeing need and acting in a caring way. The balance of sharing the truth of God’s care and love should always be done with love as the guide and not done to make a religious point or get someone to advance spiritually.