Sunday, April 30, 2017

Is empathy the one skill we are not teaching?

This article argues that the education system is still geared for the industrial era and not the fourth industrial revolution. Data backs this up by showing an 48% decrease in empathic concern among American students. More people are so distracted by their phones that they cannot concentrate long enough to engage in conversations.

More companies and organisations are waking up to the value of making empathy one of the foundations of training at home and work. These initiatives recognise the fundamental shifts that society is undergoing and the need to prepare for the changes that are still to come.