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Kate Sherburn

Kate Sherburn

Head of Legal, Who Gives A Crap

Business Love Languages - The importance of human connection in an AI world

In today's increasingly automated and remote work landscape, the challenge lies in maintaining the human connection that prevents loneliness, burnout, and drives results. As AI and automation advance, acknowledging and nurturing uniquely human attributes become vital. This session delves into the concept of business love languages, drawing from Gary Chapman's framework and how this can make a real difference in workplace connection. Fostering these connections, even in remote or hybrid setups, is essential for building a culture that not only prevents burnout but also fuels innovation and ensures long-term business success.

3 Key Learnings

  1. AI and automation are becoming more prevalent in the workplace, but they can’t replace the personal touch that makes us uniquely human
  2. By understanding and respecting different business love languages, we can create a more personalised and human-centric workplace, which can help to foster a culture of innovation and drive business success
  3. Recognising and embracing diverse love languages fosters a collaborative environment where team members feel valued. This becomes a breeding ground for creativity and innovation, propelling the business forward in dynamic and unforeseen ways.

About Kate

Kate is the Legal Beagle at Who Gives A Crap. As the head of legal at a scale up, she advises on pretty much everything that gets thrown her way. She is creating the legal function from the ground up in a rapidly changing environment. Working in a social enterprise that donates 50% of its profits to help ensure everyone on earth has access to a toilet and safe water means that sometimes matters have to be approached a little differently. This gives her a chance to stretch her imagination (and GIF searching skills) and the opportunity to think outside of the traditional legal box. Outside of work, Kate is kept busy spending time with her young family, running half marathons and building a large Lego empire.