Forgiveness Working: Forgiveness, Health, and Productivity in the Workplace

  • Loren Toussaint, Everett L. Worthington Jr, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Joshua Hook, Jack W. Berry, Victoria A. Shivy, Andrea J. Miller, Don E. Davis
  • American Journal of Health Promotion, August 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0890117116662312

Forgiveness at Work

What is it about?

People who are more forgiving employees tend to also have better health and work-related productivity.

Why is it important?

Few people realize the damage done at work by harboring grudges. Forgiveness is a way to manage difficult situations at work and potentially improve health and productivity. The costs of unforgiveness, such as sick days, sabotaging a co-worker's projects, etc., can be significant and can be dealt with in more productive ways.

Perspectives

Loren Toussaint
Luther College

We spend more time at work than we do anywhere else. Troubles with co-workers and supervisors are bound to occur. The question is, how will you respond? Forgiveness is a powerful and productive way to cope with many interpersonal stresses at work.

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