Boosting productivity through empathy

Any business that aims to succeed knows the importance of productivity. But here’s the thing: The productivity in the office highly depends on the one leading the herd. As with all teams, a team leader should have the necessary set of values and qualities to motivate, encourage, and guide their staff. While all leadership values affect the team in their own ways, there’s one value that rises above the rest — empathy.

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