A Scoping Review on Kindness in the Work Environment

Authors

  • Gy Rugayah Hashim Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4807-9024
  • Ahmad Zuhairi Zainuddin Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam
  • Zaidi Mohd Aminuddin Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam
  • Ayu Rohaidah Ghazali Faculty of Business & Management, UiTM Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam
  • Prabu Wardono Institut Teknologi Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3304

Keywords:

Kindness, Civility, Work Environment, Built Environment, Well-being

Abstract

The paper aims to provide new, theoretical insights on kindness at work to counter bullying on the job. Studies have shown that a range of kindness acts and activities will boost happiness and job satisfaction at work and spillover to the home. Based on the research objectives, the findings identified elements of kindness and unkindness and the built environment's effects on work happiness. The scoping review method and PRISMA analysis revealed that kindness in the work environment depends on the organizational culture, leadership, and organization size. Organizational leaders' exemplary behavior sets the kindness culture towards kindness and happiness at work. The study limitation was the timeframe. Thus, a survey is recommended for empirical evidence to support the theoretical and conceptual frameworks.

Keywords: Kindness; Civility; Bullying; Built Environment

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA CE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3304

Author Biography

Gy Rugayah Hashim, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Selangor, Puncak Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Professor of Digital Government. Other areas of research interests include policy studies, social robotics and built environment.

Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Hashim, G. R., Zainuddin, A. Z., Mohd Aminuddin, Z., Ghazali, A. R., & Wardono, P. (2022). A Scoping Review on Kindness in the Work Environment. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 409-414. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3304

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