As we continue to live in a disrupted world, the concept of compassion
keeps swirling in my head. For me, it goes on the list of words that people use all of the time, but don't really know what it means.
In short, compassion means putting empathy or sympathy into action
. (Click here
to dig into a fantastic article written by Sara Schairer, Founder and Executive Director of Compassion It
What's the intersection between disruption and compassion you ask?
In the disruption process, we have to be focused on our consumers
. Typically, we focus on empathy for our consumers in the design process, but what if we started framing our eventual product or service through the lens of compassion? In the end, we're putting our empathy into action by creating and launching big, game-changing ideas
into the world.
Also, an interesting take for me in this conversation is the concept of self-compassion
. Let's be honest, the disruption process isn't easy. The institutional sludge plus typically having an uphill battle with our risk-averse co-workers can often take the wind out of our sails. Practicing self-compassion is one strategy for navigating the more challenging aspects of our work.
As the pandemic continues and our patience thins, let's unite to examine how compassion can affect the world of disruption!
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Your Fellow Disruptor,