May 10, 2022

The Rise of Empathy

The Rise of Empathy

In episode 153 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Rise of Empathy. Our guest is Sophie Wade, author and futurist in discussion with host Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist and author. 
In this conversation, they talk about how the topic got...


In episode 153 of the Futurized podcast, the topic is: The Rise of Empathy. Our guest is Sophie Wade, author and futurist in discussion with host Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), futurist and author. 

In this conversation, they talk about how the topic got of empathy got on the agenda again, key topics such as burnout, generations, new social contracts at work, hybrid work environment, we discuss empathy habits, team performance, organizational psychology, brain science, and what all of this means for the future of work. 

Trond's takeaway

Empathy is one of those topics that rises to the agenda every now and then but probably deserves to always be discussed, given that the future of work is one where we will need to be highly attuned to both humans and machines, and might need to amp up our emotional repertoire and antennae to compete with both.

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Sophie Wade

Work futurist, international keynote speaker, author, and authority on Future-of-Work issues

Sophie Wade is a work futurist, international keynote speaker, author, and authority on Future-of-Work issues. She is the host of the widely popular Transforming Work podcast and 450,000 learners have taken her four LinkedIn courses which cover Future-of-Work skills, empathy, and Gen Z. Sophie is the Founder and Workforce Innovation Specialist at Flexcel Network, a Future-of-Work consultancy. Sophie’s executive advisory work and transformative workshops help companies futureproof their work environments and attract, engage, and retain their multigenerational and distributed talent. She helps corporations maximize the benefits and minimize the disruption in their transition to talent-focused new work environments.
Sophie has held senior management, strategy and finance roles around the world—in Asia, Europe and the U.S.—working in media, technology, and venture capital for companies such as IMG and Yahoo. With a strategy and finance focus for her first career, she assisted entrepreneurs and major corporations identify, develop, and execute strategic initiatives, build teams and ventures and create partnerships.
Her first book, Embracing Progress: Next Steps for the Future of Work, has been an Executive MBA Program textbook and required reading for several management school leadership courses. Sophie served on the Board of the New York City chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) as chapter President 2015-17, and a member of NAWBO National’s Presidents' Assembly Steering Committee 2016-19. She is on the NY Advisory Board of Common Sense Media. Sophie has a BA from Oxford University and an MBA from international business school, INSEAD.