Why should we all be nice? Why is it that some people are nice and others aren’t? The answer to that question is complicated and involves lots of factors. However, in this article I’ll explain why being nice is important, and how everyone can benefit from it.
First, being nice can help you get a better job. In the UK, employers put a high premium on employee quality, and in particular, employee social skills. This is because employer’s take their employees’ attitudes into account when deciding whether or not they should hire someone. Thus if you are kind, approachable and able to manage your time and work constructively, you will increase your chances of getting ahead in the workplace.
Second, being nice can also pragmatic play get a better job. In particular, good social skills are required in order to deliver excellent customer and staff relations, and in turn this means that nice people are seen as more likely to achieve their objectives and meet their targets. Indeed, customer satisfaction and company profitability depend upon how effectively staff and customers interact with each other, and how easily and effectively business can be conducted through these interactions (which also affects the cost-effectiveness of the business). Therefore, being nice can have huge implications for your career.
Third, being nice can also have huge implications for your career. As already mentioned above, it is vital for employers to consider employee satisfaction as one of their major factors when choosing candidates for jobs, and this means that if you are not liked by your prospective employer, they are more than likely going to find somebody who is, and then promote them to a job where they are liked. This means that not only do you get a better job, but you also improve your prospects for promotion, and of course get a pay rise. Additionally, if you become more popular among your colleagues, you’ll almost certainly end up getting more money and a better package.
Finally, if you are a health professional, being nice would also lead to good public health. This is because nice practices are often rewarded, leading to improvements in patient care that translate into less health problems and higher quality of life. For example, nicely done assessments mean that treatment methods are actually working, people are receiving the treatment that they need, and that they are happy with the service that they are receiving. In addition, even in the face of resistance from staff, patients, and even doctors themselves, a good provider will be able to continue to provide high-quality care, despite opposition and bureaucracy. If you want to provide such high-quality care, you need to be a nice person, and not one who is afraid to challenge others, take charge of your own career, and be willing to go there where the customers are, and deliver the services that people require.
Summary: nice people are admired, trusted, and paid handsomely; however, in clinical practice it is rare to find a health practitioner who can say that he or she got such results for low costs, given the fact that they were nice to all the right people, and did not try to save any money at all. Most of the time, people like Dr. Eric Bachman are appreciated not because they received great clinical care, but because they did not accept the first offer that came along, but rather did the necessary homework and negotiated a lower payment rate that allowed them to keep their practice open. It does not matter which side of the fence you are on, being nice is important in clinical practice. If you are in medicine, the law requires that you provide quality healthcare services, but it also allows for people to have some latitude as to how they wish to be treated. If you are not comfortable with providing clinical care that is below standard, it is not wrong to point that behavior out to management, so that they can realize what a bad influence they can be when they do not get their way, as happened to Dr. Bachman.