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Fostering Meaningful Relationships In A Remote World

A survey of over 2,000 managers and employees across 10 countries found that technology has become the main source of communication amongst colleagues. While it is clear that technology plays a vital role in how we work, the lack of proper social interaction can harvest isolation.

Dan Schawbel, author of “Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation,” provided some insight in how to combat loneliness.

Working in a coworking space is a good first step rather than working from home. Also allowing remote workers to lead meetings can provide them with a sense of connection and in turn, boost their productivity.

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While actual work and collaboration is important, cultivating meaningful work relationships can make or break retaining talent. In fact, 60% of people said they would be more likely to stay with their company if they had more friends, particularly for younger employees. Overall, nothing can truly replace face-to-face interactions, so being present in social situations is important in combating remote working loneliness.

ABOUT Aayat Ali
Aayat Ali

Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based out of Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces. Feel free to reach out to her at [email protected] View all posts by Aayat Ali

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