Empathy plays major role in rebuilding the team cohesion

A leader might've had a bad day and in that emotional state, he could end up showing a complete lack of empathy, which he might not have otherwise.
Practicing empathy is important as it ensures enhanced performance, particularly in today's workforce and improves the perceived effectiveness.

Why the element of empathy has gained importance in the workplace post covid phase and how it impacts the work culture?

AL Empathy is not just a powerful tool; it is a vital leadership dimension, and its importance is not new to this world. Roosevelt had said Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care. Obama was more specific : “The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is an empathy deficit. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes”. However, in the workplace, people had been so caught up with deadlines, operational stress, P& L responsibilities, conflict resolutions, etc. that at times there was less focus on empathy.

The suddenness of the pandemic unleashed various kinds of insecurities; including fear of the unknown, career and job insecurity, financial and physical insecurity. The impact of...

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Anupreeta Lall

is the founder of Intellsearch, a boutique search firm in existence since 2010. She is a HR professional with about 29 years of experience, having spent a decade in HR with diverse MNCs, before transitioning into Executive Search.

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Anupreeta Lall

is the founder of Intellsearch, a boutique search firm in existence since 2010. She is a HR professional with about 29 years of experience, having spent a decade in HR with diverse MNCs, before transitioning into Executive Search.

Dec. 2022 Issue

Workplace Frustration

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