Organizational life is full of experiences that, even if they are unintentional, nevertheless engender anger, resentment, grudges, annoyance, and frustration. However, effective organizational behavior is unlikely to happen when these things are present. As a result, forgiveness, may be one of the least common but most needed virtues.
Professional relationships influence both how well we perform and how enjoyable and successful our work experiences are. People often give relationships as the reason why they leave jobs and also as an impediment to their ability to be productive. Unfortunately, many work relationships are not positive ones. This assignment aims to practice—and learn from—how to change relationships. Although it is a word that is not commonly used in the workplace, transforming relationships from negative to positive involves forgiveness. To request the teaching note, please email CPL@lousiville.edu.
Benefit of Forgiveness
Forgiveness strengthens relationships, reduces burnout, improves mental and physical health, and increases innovation and productivity.
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