The limits of Empathy in collaborative overload

schedule Aug 30th 10:45 - 11:30 AM place room 3 people 3 Interested

We all know that empathy is essential to effective leadership, management, product development, marketing - pretty much any aspect of the business and the organisation that involves people and their collaboration.

Meanwhile, the amount of time managers and employees spend on collaborative workshop ballooned over the past two decades.

Empathy taxes us mentally and emotionally. It is not an infinite resource, and it can even impair our ethical judgement.

But it has its limits and failing to recognise it can drastically impact performance, motivation and innovation.

Let's take a snapshot of a near future to see how too much teamwork exhausts employees and saps moral to sense in context if the problem is not now already.

Then explore what we could already probe based on previous findings and help responding now in our busy environment.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Hands on Session

  • Individuals and Interaction [5 min]
    • Understanding the nature of our environment
    • what is asked from us?
  • co-elaboration [10 min]
    • Collaborative overload, is it amongst us already
    • precious personal resource
    • In demand yet disengaged
  • Our need for connection [10 min]
    • Cross section of our Empathy battery
    • It's exhausting!
    • How can we erode ethics?
  • The innovative power of criticism [5 min]
    • It starts with you
    • The pairing exercise
    • Expand with the group
  • Find your individuality in the group [10 min]
    • Make your collaboration Effective over efficient
    • Eliminate or redistribute work
    • Reinforce appropriate behaviours
    • Praise your individual identity, not your title
    • Align on Value

Learning Outcome

In this talk, the audience will be expose to key learnings for either their personal benefit either their organisational culture:

  • Collaboration
    • How to recognise collaboration overload
    • How to focus on effective collaboration
    • How to valorise a critic
    • How to pair and where to start
  • Empathy
    • How do I use better my empathy and choose when to do so
    • What impacts Empathy have on my work
  • Leadership
    • How to manage collaborative work
    • Which behaviour to reinforce
    • Why and how to value criticism
    • How to step away from titles and focus on individuals

Target Audience

Facilitators and leaders willing to be energy efficient with their colleagues

Prerequisites for Attendees

Being empathetic and collaborative

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