Remote work is becoming the norm, even more so in the midst of the global pandemic, and staying connected to colleagues has become harder than ever. A lack of connection among employees also negatively affects workplace outcomes. According to a study conducted by Cigna Health, lonely workers are less productive, more likely to miss work due to illness or stress, and more likely to think about quitting their jobs.
In this presentation, I share practical strategies to help employees build connections at work. My four-step IDEA model is based on research and has four components: Initiate, disclose, expose, affirm. Throughout the presentation, attendees have the opportunity to practice IDEA with one another