What is the role of empathy in Business?

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Presented​ ​in​ ​partnership​ ​with​ Humanities​ ​21 ​and​ Disruptive​ ​Business NetworkMelis will be joining Dr Steven Curry, Founder and co-director of Capability Builder, to debate the motion Empathy is not an impediment to success.

Challenging Belle Lane, Barrister, Mediator, and Family Dispute Resolution practitioner, and Stephanie Woollard, a globally recognised social entrepreneur and former nominee for Australian of the Year (2015) who are taking up the other side to this debate.

What is the role of empathy in Business?

Does having empathy make you successful? Or is it a hindrance, smothering logic with emotions? This debate will expose how empathy affects our workplaces, our policy-makers, and which charities we choose to support.

You decide in this Oxford-Style Debate

In this Oxford-style debate, the audience will decide whether the statement ‘empathy is an impediment to success’ is true or false. Bring your pre-conceived ideas and cast your vote before we begin, but don’t be surprised if your opinion has changed by the time these four speakers have shared their insights.