Awakening Compassion at Work: Summary Review

This is a summary review of Awakening Compassion at Work containing key details about the book.

What is Awakening Compassion at Work About?

"Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power That Elevates People and Organizations" is a book written by Monica C. Worline and Jane E. Dutton. The book is a guide for individuals and organizations on how to cultivate compassion in the workplace and its impact on organizational performance and well-being.

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The book is designed to help individuals and organizations understand the importance of compassion in the workplace and its impact on organizational performance and well-being. It provides practical advice and strategies for cultivating compassion in the workplace, such as mindfulness and empathy, and highlights the role of leadership in creating a compassionate workplace culture.

Suffering in the workplace can rob our colleagues and coworkers of humanity, dignity, and motivation and is an unrecognized and costly drain on organizational potential. Marshaling evidence from two decades of field research, scholars and consultants Monica Worline and Jane Dutton show that alleviating such suffering confers measurable competitive advantages in areas like innovation, collaboration, service quality, and talent attraction and retention.

Summary Points & Takeaways from Awakening Compassion at Work

Some key summary points and takeaways from the book includes:

* The importance of compassion in the workplace and its impact on organizational performance and well-being.

* The science behind compassion and its effects on the brain and behavior.

* Strategies for cultivating compassion in the workplace, such as mindfulness and empathy.

* The role of leadership in creating a compassionate workplace culture.

* The impact of compassion on employee engagement, motivation, and performance.

* The importance of creating a positive and engaged work culture.

* The role of compassion in fostering innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

* The importance of understanding the impact of compassion on the team and the organization.

* The role of compassion in building trust, credibility, and teamwork.

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* The importance of fostering a culture of compassion and empathy in the workplace.

* The role of mindfulness and self-awareness in developing compassion.

* The importance of leadership in promoting a compassionate work culture.

* The importance of understanding the science behind compassion and its effects on the brain and behavior.

* The book provides practical advice and strategies for cultivating compassion in the workplace, and highlights the role of leadership in creating a compassionate workplace culture, fostering innovation, creativity, and collaboration and promoting a positive and engaged work culture.

Who is the author of Awakening Compassion at Work?

Monica C. Worline, PhD is founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches businesses and others how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life.

Jane Dutton is a South African broadcast journalist, who worked for Al Jazeera English.

Book Details

  • Print length: 256 pages
  • Genre: Nonfiction, Business, Leadership

Awakening Compassion at Work Chapters

Chapter 1 :What Is Compassion at Work?
Chapter 2:Does Compassion at Work Really Matter?
Chapter 3:Noticing: The Portal to Awakening Compassion
Chapter 4:Interpreting: The Key to Responding with Compassion
Chapter 5:Feeling: The Bridge to Compassionate Action
Chapter 6:Acting: The Moves That Alleviate Suffering at Work
Chapter 7:Envisioning Compassion Competence
Chapter 8:Understanding Compassion Competence
Chapter 9:Designing for Compassion Competence
Chapter 10:Leading for Compassion Competence
Chapter 11:Your Personal Blueprint for Compassion at Work
Chapter 12:Your Organization’s Blueprint for Competence
Chapter 13:Overcoming Obstacles to Compassion at Work

What do critics say?

Here's what one of the prominent reviewers had to say about the book: “A remarkably thorough and compelling read that will remind you how much more potential exists if we can bring more care and compassion into our organizations.” — Tom Rath, New York Times bestselling author of StrengthsFinder 2.0

* The editor of this summary review made every effort to maintain information accuracy, including any published quotes, chapters, or takeaways. If you're interested in furthering your personal development, I invite you to check out my list of favorite personal development books page. On this page, you'll find a curated list of books that have personally impacted my life, each with a summary and key lessons.

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Tal Gur is an author, founder, and impact-driven entrepreneur at heart. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey and most recent book, The Art of Fully Living, has led him to found Elevate Society.

 
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