Employees are feeling alone at work. According to a recent survey, 46 percent of workers said they are likely to leave their job because of loneliness. Perhaps this is because of the increase in remote working. It could also be because of cultural shifts that reduce our opportunities to create personal connections both inside and outside work. Whatever the reason, one thing is clear: workplaces have an opportunity to make work feel like a place of belonging.
Building connection among employees is good for everyone. The same survey shows that 85 percent of workers who have strong connections with coworkers say it has positively impacted their career, and those employees are much more likely to be satisfied with their jobs. Let's examine some ways that workplaces can build connection!
Harvard Business Review shares some excellent starting points:
Here at Amazing Workplace, we have a few additional recommendations when it comes to communication with your workplace on the whole:
This is important stuff! Employees who connect with and admire their co-workers are 42% more likely to plan to stay at the company a long time. This reduces turnover, increases diversity, and helps attract new talent.
Amazing Workplace's Smart Survey Platform ® can help you see how your employees are feeling about their sense of belonging, their feelings about their co-workers, and their dedication to the company on the whole. Start with a survey today for free! If you love the survey process, you can reach out to our team to get your detailed results.