Why Empathy is important for our personal development as well as for others
Having empathy for others can be vital at work and doesn’t just benefit others but can also improve our own self-development.
In these strange and troubled times, you will most likely be working from home or perhaps you have found yourself amongst the huge quantity of individuals put on furlough or suffering redundancy. For the majority of people, this is, at the very least, a big change to the way that we are all used to working and, for those affected by furlough or redundancy, it can be both a worrying and upsetting time, especially for those with a family to support.
However, while the current global crisis is causing much turmoil for business which is having a knock-on effect to everyone’s income and careers, there are some positives to be taken from this unusual situation.
Aside from the massive positive impact on the environment with people not using cars or taking flights anywhere, there is a noticeable change in people’s attitude towards their work and how in many cases we have all become accustomed to our lives being dominated by it. Many individuals are reporting how they have noticed that working from home, spending more time with their loved ones, taking more time to relax and even turning their attention to hobbies and DIY is something which is actually a welcome side effect of the Covid-19 crisis.
This unexpected consequence of the lockdown is making people re-evaluate what is important to them, how they want to spend their precious time and if they are, or were, unwittingly trudging down an unfulfilling career path or one with poor work/life balance.
So, perhaps we can identify a silver lining in the situation we all find ourselves in and take stock of where we are headed to and what we want from our working lives. Now could be the perfect time to review your working life which could include researching a new career path. Perhaps you have found that you have been in a job where you can’t be your authentic self,or maybe you just finally have the free time to think about how to align your skills to a career which really fulfils you?
If you would like to discuss how to find a positive way through this difficult time, why not get in touch with one of our expert career consultants today. They can offer career coaching which can help you navigate your way through career change or redundancy, helping you identify a new direction suited to your skillset and your aspirations for your work and your life so that you are ready to take on a new challenge when we emerge on the other side of this crisis.
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