If CEOs believe in empathy, kindness, and mindfulness they kill less people from overwork and the company makes profits

Claudia Brose
7 min readMar 8, 2022
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Many companies see business as a ‘transactional operation’ instead of a ‘people operation’ with human relationships.

Without the human interaction between leaders and teams, between company staff and customers there is no business.

People must move to the center of what happens in economics. Interpersonal relationships have so far been ignored by economics. Yet every economic activity is a response to a human relationship,” describes Dennis Snower, President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

In the US, 88% of employees do not feel that the company cares about them, that it pays enough attention to them. In Germany, these figures are around 50%. 96% of senior executives (USA) say they feel burned out. Depression and overwork have become leading causes of illnesses around the world.

What impact does this have on the company? And as a consequence, also on private life?

Rushing through everyday work might not make you faster

The economy is at a point where it is becoming apparent that ever-higher goals do not necessarily lead to companies running better.

In the last fifteen years, the number of mentally induced illness reports at work has risen alarmingly. People feel stressed, lack desire, search for meaning, complain about permanent time pressure, and overwork.

Many are questioning the compulsion to rush through everyday work, and confusion and uneasiness are spreading.

The voices about a crisis of meaning and purpose and the need for a different way of doing business are getting louder.

The sympathy for an attentive corporate culture has been met with skepticism by some because normally the thought pattern is focused on profit and competition, and motivation is often associated with the struggle for status.

Can we change this wacko thought pattern?

Can we transform our companies and business from the inside out?

Claudia Brose

Writer, Event-Creator, Marketing Professional turned Rebel against a rushed world | Japan mad | Cyclist | #Self-Awareness #Lifestyle #Mindset | claudiabrose.com