Monica Worline (live on the webinar)
Jane Dutton (co-author)
Many of us experience suffering in our organizations, whatever kind of work we do. Whether it is health care, social work, corporate business, volunteering, or even family care, we are flooded with stories of burnout, overload, despair, and incivility. Whatever career we choose, we spend more than 100,000 hours working. All of this suffering in our work lives is diminishing our lives and robbing us of meaning and joy. But what can we do?
Compassion at work is an antidote to this epidemic of suffering. Many of us believe in creating more compassionate work and organizations, but we need more strategies for awakening compassion in our work. That’s why we wrote this book. Monica and Jane have been studying compassion in workplaces and organizations for two decades, and we have distilled this research into an accessible and practical discussion of how to bring more compassion into a variety of organizations—from corporation to not-for-profit or volunteering to health care to education. Our research highlights why compassion matters in organizations and how people use the social architecture of an organization to create and sustain compassion. We offer ideas and skills that go beyond just values or culture, focusing on an infrastructure and how it can be harnessed by “compassion architects” who want to work for compassionate change.
Monica Worline Bio
Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., 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. Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations as well as being a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. Monica is currently the Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion at work. With Jane Dutton, Monica authored the new book for compassion architects everywhere: Awakening Compassion at Work: The Quiet Power that Elevates Individuals and Organizations.
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