What is the role of empathy in Business? You decide in this Oxford-Style Debate

Does having empathy make you successful? Or is it a hindrance, smothering logic with emotions? This debate will expose how empathy affects our workplaces, our policy-makers, and which charities we choose to support.

In this Oxford-style debate, the audience will decide whether the statement ‘empathy is an impediment to success’ is true or false. Bring your pre-conceived ideas and cast your vote before we begin, but don’t be surprised if your opinion has changed by the time our four speakers have shared their insights.

This event is presented in partnership with Humanities 21


Mindfulness in business has proven to be of benefit in both traditional and non-traditional workplaces. But how would self-awareness, a calmer disposition and a clear undistracted mind affect productivity, creativity and idea generation? Well-known companies such as Telstra, Google, Apple, Deutsche Bank and Procter and Gamble have implemented mindfulness programs for their employees. Mindfulness enhances intelligence, self-awareness and the ability to manage yourself and is perfect for the workplace. Mindfulness in business is invaluable particularly when new or extra pressures are being applied during a business, career or life transition.