Back in the day, the words “empathy” and “workplace” were rarely muttered in the same sentence. There was no room for feelings or emotions once you arrived at work. You checked them at the door and went on with your day – picking them up again when you headed home.
Theoretically, it may have been plausible. But in reality? Not then – and not now.
Recognizing and promoting empathy is essential to building a healthy work environment. Empathetic leadership – the ability to understand and be aware of others’ needs and feelings – is sometimes overlooked as a key performance indicator, which is unfortunate.
Why Empathy is Important
As employees strive to act professionally, they may keep their emotions at bay. But unless they bring their full, authentic self to work, they’re less likely to perform at their best – or be happy with themselves or their performance.
How Can You Build Workplace Empathy?
Creating an empathetic workplace is up to everyone in an organization, from the top down.
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