Three Workplace Trends Requiring More Compassion

I am often asked how compassion, empathy and sympathy are delineated. Here are the working definitions used as a framework while surveying new research related to compassion and how to better integrate self-compassion and compassion into the world of work: Compassion:  sympathetic consciousness of others’ distresses together with a desire to prevent or to alleviate it Empathy:  the ability to understand and share the feelings of another Sympathy:  feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune Some of this evidence points to practising compassion (beyond sympathy and empathy) reduces stress, improves productivity and enhances the ability to create meaningful relationships.

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