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Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work

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Empathy Works: The Key to Competitive Advantage in the New Era of Work

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The Future of Work has arrived. And it’s powered by empathy.

We are in a period of change. We need to think and act differently. The new world of work is significantly more digitized and decentralized than before—a transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis. We need to orient ourselves differently to be successful, shifting from transactional to human-centric management, mindsets, and methods to deal with the faster pace of business developments, continuing uncertainties, more complex issues, and an increase in multidimensional projects.

In Empathy Works, work futurist, international keynote speaker, popular online course instructor and workforce consultant Sophie Wade shows you why empathy is a critical corporate value, mindset, and skill for improving engagement and productivity, and achieving sustained growth as we emerge from the pandemic. Sharing data and insights from brain science, organizational psychology, as well as real situations, stories, and solutions from around the world, Wade guides you through the steps to cultivate empathy throughout both the Customer Journey and the Employee Journey—encompassing culture and leadership, managing distributed workers, fostering effective sales teams, and bridging generations.

You’ll learn how to integrate empathy habits into management practices and daily operations, nurturing customer experiences empowered by human-centric connection and understanding. You will be able to gain sustainable competitive advantage by cultivating a more supportive, meaningful, and positive workplace as you manage, motivate, and enhance team performance and business results.

An invaluable resource for both established and rising executives and managers, Empathy Works provides you with essential insights and knowledge to adapt, thrive, and grow—no matter what the future holds.

A. Sophie Wade is an acclaimed work futurist, speaker, and author. A Workforce Innovation Specialist with Future-of-Work consultancy Flexcel Network, Sophie’s advisory work and transformative workshops enable executives and managers to adapt for evolving business conditions, and attract, engage, and retain their multigenerational distributed workforce. A graduate of Oxford University (BA) and INSEAD (MBA), she is the author of the Executive MBA textbook Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, and a popular LinkedIn Instructor on Empathy and Gen Z. Sophie lives in New York City.

ISBN: 9781774581513

ISBN-10: 9781774581513

Publisher: Page Two

Publication Date: 05/03/2022 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/03/2022 - 12:00am

Pages: 312

Language: English

Categories

Business & Economics / Workplace Culture

Business & Economics / Strategic Planning

Business & Economics / Skills

Business & Economics / Organizational Behavior