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Empathy: the Key to Successful Startup Communities

Empathy: the Key to Successful Startup Communities | creativity&innovation for better world | Scoop.it
Empathy and a true understanding of the other is critical to building flourishing startup communities.

 

Empathy is often looked down upon in the business world because it is seen as antithetical to the modern day corporate environment (competitive, cutthroat, ladder to the top, etc.). However, it is one of the most important values that an organization can adopt and promote as part of its company culture. Empathy at its basest form is that ability to connect with and relate to others. This means we have to adopt a stance that goes beyond just seeing and hearing what goes on around us and truly seek to understand the logical and emotional reasoning of the people around us.

 

The notion of empathy being critical to business is not new; Ashoka has deemed empathy as the force that drives business; Forbes called empathy invaluable to business; and the Guardian deemed it the last big business taboo that needs to be overcome.
 

by Ryan Smith


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INNOVATIVE THINKING: How Jeroo Billimoria Measures the Seemingly Unmeasurable

INNOVATIVE THINKING: How Jeroo Billimoria Measures the Seemingly Unmeasurable | creativity&innovation for better world | Scoop.it
The international organization Aflatoun has an intriguing approach to assessing changemaker skills in its students.

 


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The Ashoka Community's curator insight, November 8, 2013 11:21 AM

Ashoka Fellow Jeroo Billimoria has found a way to measure changemaking outcomes, such as changes  in self-esteem,  willingness to work in teams, enthusiasm for community participation, acceptance of others, through her organization Aflatoun. Read the article to see how you can try a similar approach!

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A Journey of Change: From Gangster to Social Entrepreneur - Inspiring better leaders for a better world

A Journey of Change: From Gangster to Social Entrepreneur - Inspiring better leaders for a better world | creativity&innovation for better world | Scoop.it
By Ashoka (10 Posts)For the last 35 years Ashoka has become an expert at finding, launching, and helping the world’s best social entrepreneurs and their ideas succeed.The story of Junior Smart.

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