The world could always use more empathy – particularly these days. One place where you might struggle to be empathetic is at work. This is because natural empathy blockers exist within the workplace, things like:
- Frustrations and annoyances from your work
- Perceived “social distance” to colleagues
- And the constant distractions associated with the office environment.
While these factors can make it difficult to show empathy at work, this doesn’t mean you can’t actively work to improve your empathy.
GetCRM has put together a guide for improving empathy at work that includes empathy boosters like learning new skills or reading more. These activities can help boost your empathy to counteract the blockers inherent in the workplace and help you be more empathic with your coworkers.
It’s important to show empathy to your colleagues because this will help you develop stronger connections and bonds with the people interact with each day, which in turn will make work more enjoyable. Check out the infographic below to learn more about how you can improve your empathy at work.
Empathy is important and I believe it does make a difference. Not only at work. Everywhere, all the time, in all kinds of relationships.
What is your opinion? 🙂
*This is a collaborative post.*