There is a myth that a meaner, stricter bosses contribute to better employee performance which yields more revenue. But treating your employees with kindness can actually benefit everyone involved—including the "bottom line." A boss shared a story on LinkedIn that illustrates this point perfectly, and it went viral.
Silently she was sobbing at her desk, early at about 7:45 AM. I asked her if everything was OK? She told me that her child was sick and that she had been up all night. Bags under her eyes. I asked her “So, what are you doing here at the office?” She said that she had run out of “sick days” and could not afford to miss another day. I sent her home and promised that she would get paid. In addition, I wrote her a check on the spot for extra money to alleviate her immediate financial worry. She was incredibly grateful.