What’s going on:
Survey findings published by Glassdoor was conducted among leaders recognized as Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work. The data reveals that 69% of those surveyed believe that the workplace has become more socially isolating in recent years, largely attributing this trend to the rise of remote work. However, these leaders don’t view this social isolation as inevitable but rather a challenge that can be overcome with more intentional effort to seek out and foster meaningful connections within hybrid work environments.
Why it matters:
Glassdoor’s findings underline the critical role of interpersonal relationships in workplace productivity and employee satisfaction, especially in the face of remote work environments. With remote and hybrid work likely to continue for many in the coming years, the survey highlights the challenges and could inspire potential solutions for maintaining a socially vibrant and trusting work atmosphere.
How it’ll impact the future:
In the future of work, companies may need to prioritize developing strategies that foster social connections, trust, and a sense of community despite geographical distances. Businesses might also invest more in tools and policies that encourage interactions and relationship-building — such as regular team-building activities or scheduled virtual social events.