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Empathy and Respect

Inevitably, a worker will likely express emotions or convey experiences to a colleague that are outside of their shared worldviews or shared experiences. That colleague will have a chance to either show them respect and empathy or disregard them. We all experience the world differently based on multiple aspects of our identity. One doesn't have to share the same lived experiences to show respect and empathy. Knowing how to support colleagues helps build a sense of team, trust, and belonging.

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Episode Summary

Malcolm is White. His work partner and best friend Makai is Black. Together, they’re a great team. When Makai explains to Malcolm he’s extremely upset because of a recent shooting of an unarmed Black man by a police officer, Malcolm doesn’t know what to do. He hates seeing Makai so upset, and, if he’s honest, he can’t really understand how Makai can be so affected by the death of a stranger. Malcolm must choose how to best respond to show empathy and respect and be a friend.

Issues Addressed

  • Sympathy vs. empathy
  • Respecting and valuing the diverse experiences of colleagues
  • Discrimination outside of the workplace
  • Empathic listening
  • Being an emotional first responder

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