The Empathy Industry

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Posted in category Diversity Tyranny

Empathy is a wonderful trait for humans to possess. It is a trait that is learned through maturity and emotional intelligence. Empathy is not supposed to be a form of self-punishment, but a characteristic of understanding another’s place and time, and yes, feelings.

Corporate America has long been at the head of the line in diversity training, and that all started out with companies scattering to develop a playbook for political correctness which has morphed into a gigantic industry of privilege shaming and political coercion through schemes promoting victimology.

Apparently, there is such a thing as an “empathy index” that can be leveraged by consulting firms to make oodles of profits off of cash-rich corporations with bloated human resource departments while also appeasing the Government-Victimology Complex that promotes so-called equality through divisiveness, coercion, and intolerance. This article in the Wall Street Journal shows a male Ford employee wearing a pregnancy suit, complete with pointy boobs, so that he may begin to empathize with pregnant women.

About 20% of U.S. employers offer empathy training as part of management development, up significantly from a decade ago, estimates Richard S. Wellins, a DDI senior vice president. He expects that percentage will double in 10 years.

The empathy industry fabricates statistics to present to corporations that state, to quote: “the top 10 businesses among 160 in a 2015 Global Empathy Index generated 50% more net income per employee than the bottom 10.” And this B.S. is enough for HR strategy hacks to go off on their merry way and concoct business cases “proving” value from such training by quantifying it through mindless mounds of unproductive paperwork.

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2 Responses to The Empathy Industry

  1. George says:

    June 22nd, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    (corrected)

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  2. Onlooker says:

    June 22nd, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    The neutering of the American male continues apace. Is this really what women want?

    Look, I’m all for a more enlightened male viewpoint than the Mad Men stereotype, but this crap is getting ridiculous. And the absolutely required obsequious sucking up to moms/wives is nauseating. I just can’t.

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