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Gift of Giving

Humans are a generous species.

It doesn’t take a neuroscientist to know that doing nice things for people feels good. Now researchers say they have discovered that even thinking about doing something generous has real mood-boosting benefits in the brain.

What is generosity?

Generosity comes in many forms, from charitable donations to formal volunteering to helping a stranger to caring for your family and friends. What these and other examples have in common is that they involve “giving good things to others freely and abundantly”. Generosity appears to have especially strong associations with psychological health and well-being.

Being kind is contagious; it can propagate within social networks and workplaces. Therefore, generosity has benefits in the workplace, such as reducing the likelihood of job burnout.

Generosity in the workplace

A commitment to be kind can bring many important benefits. First, and perhaps most obviously, practising kindness will be immensely helpful to our colleagues. Being recognised at work helps reduce employee burnout and absenteeism, and improves employee well-being!

Receiving a compliment, words of recognition, and praise can help individuals feel more fulfilled, boost their self-esteem, improve their self-evaluations, and trigger positive emotions, decades of research have shown. These positive downstream consequences of compliments make intuitive sense: Praise aligns with our naturally positive view of ourselves, confirming our self-worth.

Being generous brings a sense of meaning because it involves investing in something bigger than ourselves. We draw inferences about who we are by observing our own behaviour, and our acts of kindness make us believe that we have what it takes to be a good person. In the remote workplace, where cultivating moments of joy is difficult, this may be a particularly important benefit that translates into long-term job satisfaction.

Giving compliments! Exchanging compliments can make us even happier than receiving them. Complimenting your team on their progress is an easy way to practice generosity.

Why is workplace generosity important?

Organisations benefit from actively fostering kindness. Where acts of kindness are the norm, the spillover effects can multiply fast. When individuals receive an act of kindness, they pay it back, research shows — and not just to the same person, but often to someone entirely new. This behaviour can lead to a culture of generosity in an organisation.

Being kind is an essential leadership skill that can rush through people, changing the culture of the workplace along the way!

This #WorldKindnessDay make sure to practise generosity and kindness in your workplace.


The Team

Setting Standards


CCSL has a number of quality assurance accreditations but they do not set our benchmarks. Our quality standards are far higher and we surpass industry best practice and best-in-class measures. In fact, best practices are where we start and we move upwards from there.


We undertake on-going quality control and evaluation of all of our operations to make certain that we meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

Services That Go Further

Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters is a CCSL wellness programme designed to promote the importance of nutrition in the life of a working person.


It’s more than just informing our clients’ teams and workforces about the importance of good diet and health. It’s about designing menus that bring variety without compromising goodness. With the right facts and access to delicious, affordable, healthy food, your staff can make informed choices and bring balance to their lives.



For over 30 years CCSL has been feeding companies and bringing healthy food to workplaces across Ireland. With a combination of the best local produce, talented chefs, technology and innovative thinking we bring you an award-winning suite of services.


Every day we prove that good nutrition makes for happier employees which, in turn, brings improved productivity. Now we’d like to prove it to you.


The CSSL team is made of the best and most experienced people in the industry. But we’re growing and we’re looking for bright, talented innovators to join us as we feed the nation’s workforce with heathy, nutritious, delicious fresh food.


Send in your CV and we’ll get right back to you.

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