Working Together is Easier if You Can Distinguish Perspective-Taking From Empathy

New research offers pointers on seeing a co-worker’s point of view — knowing when to read their thoughts and when to read their feelings.

Texas McCombs
Jan 9, 2019 · 4 min read

Based on the research of Natalie Longmire and David Harrison

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Thoughts Versus Emotions

Competition and Cooperation

“When you’re the leader in a group, it’s important to be able to take the perspective of your followers.” — Natalie Longmire.

The Dark Side of Seeing Their Side

Learning to Look Through Another’s Eyes

“If you have trust, you can have a good fight. Yes, you’ll have disagreements, but you won’t feel awful after disagreements occur.” — David Harrison

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News, business research, and ideas from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more at www.mccombs.utexas.edu

Big Ideas

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Research and insights from Texas McCombs

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