“We need to think about this from the customers’ point of view.”

English Lesson: We need to think about this from the customers’ point of view.

You're in a planning meeting for a product that your company is building. Other people in the meeting have been making suggestions that make the product easier to build. But you think that these suggestions will make it harder to use for customers. You remind them to think about customers.

We need to think about this from the customers’ point of view.

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We need to (do something)

If you're in charge of a group, or if you feel really confident in your opinion, you can tell people "We need to ___":

For example:

We need to get to work. We don't have a lot of time left.

We need to do the best that we can with our current budget.

think about (something) from (someone's) point of view

A person's "point of view" means the way that they think about things. So, for example, this question:

Greta, what's your point of view on this?

...means "What do you think about this?"

When you see something from another person's point of view, it means that you try to understand their thoughts and feelings. You have empathy for them.

English speakers also use the phrase "see ___ from ___'s point of view":

Try to see it from my point of view.