Exploring the Role of Empathy in the Workplace with Nōn Wels
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It has been a tough couple weeks for many since the overturning of Roe V Wade. In times like these, empathy is more important than ever. But what role does empathy really have in workplace culture?
There is no one better to help answer this question than Nōn Wels. Nōn is a writer, doggo lover, host of the You, Me, Empathy podcast, and founder of The Feely Human Collective, a brave space to deepen our collective capacity for empathy, vulnerability, and emotional curiosity.
Luckily, he was happy to sit down with me and explore what role empathy plays in the workplaces, along with a handful of other human-centered workplace topics. At one point, our conversation gave me literal full body goosebumps, so you know it’s going to be an incredible one!
In this episode we’ll explore:
Nōn’s simple, but profound definition of empathy.
What role empathy plays in the workplace.
Whether or not empathy is something you can teach vs being an innate skill.
How managers can signal to their teams that it’s safe to bring their whole self to work - regardless of an organization’s overall cultural norms.
The power of emotional check-ins and how you can facilitate them within your organization.
And the wisdom Nōn shared that gave me actual full body goosebumps. Trust me - it’s something we all need to hear.
Mentioned in the Episode:
Professionalism Is a Racist Construct. Article by Monique Judge.
Slumberkins. Social emotional learning books for kids.
Connect with Nōn Wels:
The Feely Human Collective Website
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