June 1

Compassion and Understanding

How to Prepare Employees to Compete with Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Age of Digital Transformation

Are your employees ready to compete with AI for relevance in the age of digital transformation?

Recent news reported that scientists had reduced research time by at least ten years, using artificial intelligence to narrow down research possibilities for a new antibiotic that can kill superbugs. This is a very exciting and newsworthy report for advances in medicine and science but a step closer to complete digitalization.

As the conversation heats up about AI becoming a threat to humans, it is very surprising that more isn’t being done to prepare employees, leaders, and teams to excel in the digital transformation age.

Preparing for Digitalization

As more workplaces readily implement AI to take on tasks that once required humans, this is not a time to panic. It is incumbent on each of us to elevate our human skills or create a plan to do so.

Humans have skills that cannot be computed such as critical thinking and interpersonal skills like, compassion, teamwork, and values are human elements that cannot be duplicated by AI.

We must change our approach from reactive to proactive, all is not lost. There is still time to rebuild our curriculums and uplevel learning and training programs to teach human skills. The skills that make us human are unique, and when developed and optimized we still are the most dominant beings on earth.

Most of my research and work in the last two decades have been centered around the development of interpersonal skills and how they can be learned, trained, honed, coached, and elevated to improve relational well-being. I call it interpersonal wellness.

Developing Interpersonal Wellness Skills

My interpersonal wellness work has been the foundation for the wellness competency curriculum, used to train and coach employees and leaders to learn and improve well-being intelligence.

We have identified twelve competencies that promote human interpersonal wellness and well-being intelligence. Each month of the year, we provide strategies, training topics, activities, and mindset teachings to elevate one wellness competency for employees and leaders. We also provide e-courses and activities that reinforce the learnings.

As our workplaces race towards digitalization, and employees struggle to maintain their mental health, wellness competency skills are becoming more necessary to maintain harmony, happiness, and emotional wellness to preserve mental health at work.

Wellness Competency Curriculum Courses

Each week, I release an e-course from the wellness competency curriculum. This week’s course focuses on Compassion and Understanding. This course teaches skills of compassion, how to use compassion as a driving force for good using well-being intelligence to know the difference between self-compassion, when compassion turns into compassion fatigue, and ways to show compassion in action.

In an increasingly digitalized workforce, our interpersonal skills and well-being intelligence will make employees indispensable.

Employees understand their ability to promote well-being through interpersonal communication and exchanges, is a powerful weapon we have at our disposal to compete with increasing digitalization. The time is now to improve those skills.

Compassion and Understanding E-Course

The wellness competency curriculum provides the awareness, skills, and competencies to maximize our interpersonal skills and build well-being intelligence.

Take the Compassion and Understanding Course

Course Objective:

  • What is compassion?
  • Regulating the drive system that controls compassion
  • Preventing compassion fatigue
  • Skills of compassion

After this course, you will be provided with an opportunity to practice compassion skills in your workplace and community to build compassion in action skills. Contact us to learn how you can bring the wellness competency curriculum to your workplace.

To Your Wellness


Take the compassion and understanding course here

To Your Wellness

About the author

Joyce Odidison is President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc., founder of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit, and a sought-after international keynote speaker who draws on decades of expertise as a Conflict Analyst, Master Certified Coach, DEI Consultant, and Well-being expert. Joyce shares her compelling research and practice on the Well-being Intelligence Competencies™ providing tools and insights to address the escalating psychological safety, mental health, and wellness challenges that leaders grapple with today.

Joyce believes that all relationships and interactions affect well-being, so we must apply intelligence to refuel and foster resilience and performance. Joyce is host of What’s Happening at Work podcast, where she shares practical strategies about how what’s going on at work any day of the week affects well-being. She is the author of six books, a former college and university instructor, and a regular TV expert who has been featured in news media globally.


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