UC Berkeley Study: Empathy as an antidote for job burnout –

New research suggests empathy and curiosity increase job satisfaction. 

 

Ekman is among a vanguard of researchers taking decades of studies on job burnout in a new direction.

Instead of looking only at external factors causing burnout, such as heavy workloads, inadequate resources and difficult work relationships, they’re focusing how workers can develop empathy to spark and sustain enthusiasm for their work. In doing so, they increase their effectiveness, even in daunting work conditions.

 

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