Why Kind Cultures?

Jennifer Simpson
4 min readMar 17, 2024

new futures requires new habits

Photo by Alex Alvarez on Unsplash

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

~Maya Angelou

The segment of my book released a few weeks ago dives in to the question of how to cultivate the “kind cultures” that foster real breakthroughs. You can download it for free today and this post will dig into what it takes to really foster the environments that foster flourishing.

In the realm of modern business, where metrics and performance often reign supreme, the importance of authentic human kindness in organizational culture can sometimes be overlooked. In today’s interconnected and fast-paced world, fostering kindness within organizations is not just a nicety but a strategic imperative for success.

Many people who have experience with contemporary organizations and systems have a story or two (or ten) of something that either caused them harm or failed to show them care. Maybe you’ve been publicly challenged in a way that was more demeaning than constructive, experienced being ignored or talked over in a meeting, or been excluded or passed over for a promotion without explanation. Perhaps you’ve felt like you need to check your identity at…



Jennifer Simpson

An artist, poet, leader, lover, daughter, sister, and mother living in Boulder, Colorado. Owner and CEO at Integrated Work. Author of the KOAN method.