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Organizations are becoming increasingly dehumanized. The move toward an AI-driven world of work means intense competition for a finite number of `human' resources, where the pressure to perform can incite an I'm fine response when a colleague asks, How are you? . Opportunities to connect authentically with or care for one other at a basic human level are diminishing, and we only know our colleagues superficially. This book argues that human connections are formed by showing vulnerability and sharing stories of suffering. Creating a culture of workplace compassion is an organizational imperative in the 21st century where suffering is hidden, stress-related absence is growing and career burnout is a recognized phenomenon. 'The Human Moment' suggests that by encouraging cultures of compassion, organizations can help to build healthier workplace environments.
|Publication date:||30th October 2019|
|Categories:||Management: leadership & motivation, Social interaction, Technology: general issues,|
Dr. Amy Armstrong is a senior faculty member in Ashridge Executive Education at Hult International Business School where she runs leadership courses and is a member of the facilitation team on the highly experiential Open Programme, 'Leading on the Edge'. Amy is British and lives in the UK. This is her first book.More About Amy Armstrong