Emotional intelligence is something that women are traditionally more attuned to than men. Why is that we undervalue empathy within the working world? How would our interpersonal relations change if we could attach more importance to it?
Lack of empathy in the workplace is one of the reasons that women find it difficult to flourish in corporations. In the technology industry alone, 41% of women leave before 10 years. Must the companies that make our machines treat their staff as if they were machines too? Empathy must no longer be perceived as a soft, overtly feminine skill but as a commercial tool that businesses ignore at their peril, says Belinda Parmar. Read more: The Guardian.