And why does it matter?
We all have bad boss stories. Maybe you had a boss yell at you every day, never show up for work, or take credit for a project you completed solo. Or perhaps your manager just didn’t really care or acknowledge you at all.
All of those bosses are lacking one key trait—empathy.
In a recent study, Businessolver® found that 91% of CEOs “believe empathy is directly linked to a company’s financial performance, while 93% of employees say they’re more likely to stay with an empathetic employer.”
However, while 92% of CEOs think their organizations are empathetic, only 72% of employees agree.
To find out whether your boss is empathetic, look for the following qualities.