Raffaella Sadun: ‘This is a skill that many leaders lack’

Behavioural economist Raffaella Sadun explains in a video how important social skills and the ability to empathise with others are for leadership positions and how this affects the productivity of a company.
4 March, 2022 by
Raffaela Sadun: «Diese Fähigkeit fehlt vielen Führungskräften»
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‘Being able to trade expertise really matters where knowledge becomes specialised,’ says Raffaella Sadun, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and a speaker at this year’s Academy of Behavioral Economics on 4 May, whose theme is The Power of Perspective-Taking: Tested Tools For a Post-Pandemic World.

The performance of a company depends on the effective combination of expertise. Managers who have great social skills facilitate the exchange of knowledge. ‘Managers are a very specific kind of knowledge worker: they specialise in solving complex problems.’

Watch the video to learn how perspective-taking and social skills are linked to technology, and which trait many leaders lack.

Academy of Behavioral Economics 2022

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