Today’s workers are more stressed, less loyal and technology dependent. While digital platforms and devices have supported remote working, powered the gig economy and enhanced our collaboration, they have simultaneously made the workplace less productive and made workers feel increasingly isolated. Countless research studies conclude that employees are yearning for the in-person interactions and relationships that give us a sense of belonging and meaning in our work lives, yet we continue to become increasingly dependent on tech. In a study in the Harvard Business Review, one professor found that a single face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email. This is but one example of how by working human, we can also work more successfully.
- Why the highest performing and healthiest teams are the ones that are the most connected.
- How technology can negatively impact work relationships—and how to radically improve them.
- The importance of recognizing and supporting employees who feel isolated from the team.
- How team connectivity impacts business outcomes and can increase loyalty and organizational commitment—and ways to encourage it.
Self-assessment: Prior to the event, please see the Work Connectivity Index (WCI) self-assessment: http://workconnectivityindex.com
Special Offer: Our speaker Dan Schawbel will soon be releasing a new book titled “Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation.” The first 50 U.S. residents to register will receive a free copy. If you’re amongst the first 50 to register, we will reach out to you via email to get your address, so that the book can be shipped to you.
Speaker Bio: Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. His third book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, will be published by Hachette on November 13, 2018. Through his companies, he’s conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca Cola and Oracle. He is the host of “5 Questions with Dan Schawbel,” a podcast where he interviews a variety of world-class humans by asking them 5 questions in less than 15 minutes. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Business Insider’s “40 Under 40,” BusinessWeek’s “20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow,” and as one of Workforce Magazine’s “Game Changers”.