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Awakening Compassion at Work by Raj Sisodia, Jane E. Dutton, Monica Worline

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EPILOGUE: A CALL TO AWAKEN

COMPASSION TEACHER PEMA CHÖDRÖN calls people to the urgent need for compassion in the world now when she asserts that “awakening is no longer a luxury or an ideal.”1 She is echoing the call from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as quoted in the foreword of this book by Raj Sisodia, who reminds us that the cultivation of compassion is a necessity if our species is to survive.

We too have demonstrated that compassion at work is neither a luxury nor an ideal. Organizations cannot afford the hidden costs to human capability that come from perpetuating suffering. In desperate need of new sources of adaptability, collaboration, innovation, quality, and engagement, workplaces must turn toward making compassion at work a reality. ...

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