The Surprising (and Non-Technical) Skill You Need to Succeed in Tech: It’s empathy.

Anyone who works in tech knows that integrating the right programming languages and using an agile development process are essential to getting a job done.

But the real key to navigating both the exhilaration and the exhaustion of working in the tech space is much more basic—and much more human.

It’s empathy.

Empathy, defined, is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” More simply put, it means being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes or to see the world through the eyes of someone else.

By Anne Spalding