DID YOU KNOW THAT EMPATHY IN THE WORKPLACE LEADS TO LOWER TURNOVER RATES AND HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY?
In the working environment, as employees pride themselves on acting professional in the workplace, they try to keep their emotional state under wraps. However, by not feeling encouraged to bring their full, authentic selves to work, much potential is lost.
A study from Harvard Business Review found that empathetic companies outperform their more callous counterparts by 20 percent. When people feel understood themselves, they’re more receptive to others’ concerns—and team cohesion and collaboration follow suit. Showing empathy is a key skill in the workplace. It can help to resolve conflicts, build more productive teams, and improve relationships with co-workers, clients, and customers. Active listening is one of the best ways to demonstrate empathy in the workplace, as it lets the other person know they’ve been understood. As a listener, you should not be judgemental. You should not be formulating your response while your team member is speaking to you., thus letting them know you care. Allow an emotional connection and then take positive action that will improve their well-being!
At IDareU2bee, we believe that people should take care to hone their own empathic ability while encouraging similar behaviour company-wide. For a successful organisation, motivated and engaged employees are considered as the strong pillars.
P.S. Our founders @audrey.hlembizky and @alanna.carr__ are excited to share the campaign with you. So, feel free to share your experiences as they want to hear! Our programs at IDareU2Bee focus on developing skills to boost your kindness, so together we can build humankind. If you are a parent, guardian, or teacher we have summer camp opportunities for ages 6-13yrs old. Click on the link in the bio to find out more. Our #JustBeeYou Summer Camp begins July 25th to August 26th, 2022.