Towards a new empathy - Review of the 20th PAWLIK Congress


20th PAWLIK Congress on the topic of "The New Empathy"


For us, “making it happen” means helping you turn your company goals into results. We transform organizations into coherent systems and develop the personal potential of employees. We use the latest scientific research results as a basis for this.

For us, “making it happen” means helping you turn your company goals into results. We transform organizations into coherent systems and develop the personal potential of employees. We use the latest scientific research results as a basis for this.

 

Hamburg, December 2nd, 2021 - Why do we need a "New Empathy" - and what challenges do managers now have to face? These leading questions were discussed by top-class speakers at the 20th Pawlik Congress, which took place in Hamburg on November 15th and 16th.

Host Joachim Pawlik had invited former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, AI expert Sabina Jeschke, astrophysicist Heino Falcke, medical ethicist Alena Buyx and Joe Kaeser, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Energy. On the previous evening, Nobel Prize winner in economics Daniel Kahneman was broadcasted live from the USA.

Joachim Pawlik opened the congress with a keynote speech: "We've been observing that empathic leadership performance has been gaining dramatically in importance for the past two years." According to Pawlik, many employees feel a deficit here: "At PAWLIK Consultants, we encounter problems in almost every consulting project that could be solved through more empathy." Pawlik is convinced: "Empathy is becoming a key factor". The entire keynote as well as impressions from the congress are now available here: https://pawlikcongress.de/eindruecke/

Joe Kaeser, former Siemens CEO and current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Energy, picked up on this idea and outlined the manager of tomorrow: "It will no longer be technology strategists who lead companies, but people who can moderate different objectives in advance and sense even subliminal conflicts. Those who can motivate employees to do a good job."

Daniel Kahneman also emphasized the increasing relevance of empathy in the corporate environment, especially in the context of digital transformation: "The need for empathy is greatest when changes are introduced in an organization. But it is precisely then that empathy is often lacking," said the Nobel Prize winner. That's because every change leads to winners and losers. This should be taken into account at an early stage.

Around 200 people followed this and other presentations in a relaxed atmosphere at the Hamburg design hotel "Gastwerk". Due to the pandemic, this year's congress was held under strict 2G rules, which allowed for a relatively informal networking character of the event. At the same time, about 100 spectators followed the event via live stream. The congress was moderated by Dunja Hayali.

PAWLIK offers various services around "The New Empathy", including an e-learning of the subsidiary PINK (https://www.pinkuniversity.de/fuehren-mit-empathie/) and executive coaching sessions to find out how to become more empathetic in various situations through self-reflection.

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PAWLIK Consultants is one of the leading specialists in systemic human resources and organizational development and personnel consulting. The company was founded in 1996 by Joachim Pawlik in Hamburg. More than 300 experienced consultants and employees at 15 international locations support clients worldwide in their challenges, especially in personnel development, in the war for talents and in change processes. The PAWLIK Group strengthens its digital competencies through investments in innovative digital service providers and continuously expands its portfolio with the latest technologies.

 

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