Loneliness should be as important to managers, CFOs, and CEOs as it is to therapists. Lonelier workers perform more poorly, quit more often, and feel less satisfied with their jobs — costing employers upwards of £2.5 billion ($3.5 billion U.S.) in the United Kingdom alone. The article's research not only highlights how loneliness shows up in the workplace, but also provides concrete insights for ways to tackle workplace loneliness that end up helping both your employees — and
Scientists aren't sure if technology is destroying our brains (it is an option), but they're pretty confident it's addictive and can lead to depression. It's also slowing down our thinking processes. Further it is not news that our social engagement over technology leads to highly reduced social skills in the real world, less attention span for productive tasks, less deep relationships, and, like proven in multiple studies on facebook consumption, it leads to increased rates
The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. Studies show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out without fear of having it cut off — just the types of behavior that lead to market breakthroughs. There are six practical steps you can take with your team to start creating just that kind of environment. Read
Leaders are increasingly asked to coach and develop rather than just manage their employees. Coaching others requires a different mindset and just a little bit of technique, but it is simpler as you might think and yields great results. Ed summarizes well just what it takes to be a good coach to others on the job. Read more...