Loneliness at work brings health problems, reduced productivity, turnover, and burnout. Too often, relationship building in an organization is seen as a luxury not truly valued or prioritized by leadership relative to other “more urgent” matters. But truly, what is more important than fostering a workplace where people feel fully seen, known, welcomed, and valued?
Consider the comfort and security that can come from feeling supported by your colleagues in your time of need. Smart companies invest where the return is measured by the improved experience of the most critical and important company resource: its people.