Are the rich less empathetic? (scientific demonstration)
Many of us knew it, we have lived it many times. You only need to take a walk through a big city and then get lost in a small village and visit simple country people. Others have experienced it also traveling around the world and interacting with many types of people from different countries. In countries with less per capita income and where there are many humble people, empathy and generosity are also appreciated. I experienced that personally in my three years of travel through 130 countries of the world and it is undeniable. It is a fact that I have lived in the first person and ‘that’ no one can ever deny me. I remember when in Bolivia, Libya, or India people offered me their houses, their food and their help and as after, when they arrived in Europe, in rich countries like Germany, Denmark or Holland nobody cared about you and everyone cared a cum who you are and if you needed something.
In this video we can listen to a group of professors from the prestigious University of Berkley and see what their results have been after doing several studies with thousands of people and analyzing how they act when they get behind the wheel and find a zebra crossing for pedestrians or leaving them alone in front of a tray of candies that, in principle, are intended for children.
I wonder if this will also affect the human teams of companies. I wonder if, for example, the first managers who enter figures of several zeros are less empathetic and respectful than the middle managers and if these, in turn are less empathetic and respectful than the woman who deals with cleaning. And if so, I wonder how a leader should take into account these aspects when leading a team of people where people with different incomes are found.
I do not know … What do you think?