EMPATHY AND TEAMS – Holly Foster Media

EMPATHY AND TEAMS

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SUMMARY

Empathy is often confused with sympathy. If I sympathize with someone, I retain my own point of view; but empathy is the ability to step outside yourself and feel what the other person is feeling.

In business, it is the empathic “connection” that marks the difference between a good team and a great one. That connection is the lifeblood of successful collaboration.

“People will try to convince you that you should keep your empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Team members who place a high value on empathy enhance collaboration and ultimately produce a better result. This is a story about a group of people who came together, set aside their organizational differences, and harnessed the power of empathy to work side by side as a successful team.

Read first-hand accounts of their experience collaborating together.

  • “The best collaboration includes empathy. If you have empathy and you’re collaborating, it adds a greater depth.”
  • “If you have empathy for one another you’re going to do better at your job. Self-centered people don’t collaborate well. Some people sabotage one another. We operate as one.”
  • “We all want it to come out well. We care. When we collaborate, we may be six people but it’s almost like one person coming up with the product.”

Smart leaders can choose to develop an empathic culture that fosters collaboration. When they do, they are rewarded with high quality results and improved employee retention rates, a win-win scenario.


MINI SUMMARY

Empathy is often confused with sympathy. If I sympathize with someone, I retain my own point of view; but empathy is the ability to step outside yourself and feel what the other person is feeling.

In business, it is the empathic connection that marks the difference between a good team and a great team. That connection is the life blood of successful collaboration.

“People will try to convince you that you should keep your empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” – Tim Cook, Apple CEO

Team members who place a high value on empathy enhance collaboration and ultimately produce a better result.

This is a story about a group of people who came together, set aside their organizational differences, and harnessed the power of empathy to work side by side as a successful team.


MICRO SUMMARY

An empathic connection marks the difference between a good team and a great one. That connection is the lifeblood of successful collaboration. This is a story about a diverse set of people who became a great team by harnessing the power of empathy.


Social Media Summaries

LinkedIn

An empathic connection marks the difference between a good team and a great one. That connection is the lifeblood of successful collaboration. This is a story about a diverse set of people who became a great team by harnessing the power of empathy.

#empathyintheworkplace #emotionalIntelligence


Instagram

Collaboration is the key! This is a story about a diverse set of people who became a great team by harnessing the power of empathy. #empathyintheworkplace #emotionalIntelligence


Twitter

Smart leaders can choose to develop an empathic culture that fosters collaboration. When they do, they are rewarded with high quality results and improved employee retention rates, a win-win scenario. #empathyintheworkplace #emotionalIntelligence

until nxt time …

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