Sponsored: #WorkTrends: The Empathy Gap – TalentCulture

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky, the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, joined Meghan M. Biro for the January 17, 2020 #WorkTrends podcast. The topic: disasters, of the workplace kind. Dr. Tsipursky is a consultant, cognitive neuroscientist and expert on behavioral economics. Noting that we’re still suffering from an epidemic of disengagement, he pointed to one glaring omission in workplace culture: empathy. Empathy is critical to a successful workforce, Meghan agreed — and disengagement is absolutely a disaster in the workplace.

Gleb’s take on our lack of empathy is that it stems from something deep-seated in all of us: cognitive bias. “The empathy gap is one of the biggest cognitive biases out there and one of the worst causes of employee disengagement,” he said, noting that research shows that 80% to 90% of our decisions are determined by our emotions. “But if you look at HR…

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