Are Your Team Members Lonely?

Despite the prevalence of team-based collaboration in the workplace, many employees feel isolated on the job.

The Research

  • The authors conducted two studies involving nearly 500 global executives, along with informal interviews with other managers.
  • In the first study, done just before the COVID-19 pandemic began, most respondents struggled to connect with teammates at work, and feelings of loneliness correlated with aspects of how modern teams are designed.
  • In the second study, conducted with a different group during the pandemic, the authors found that the problem was further fueled as many participants shifted to remote work.

While loneliness is often ...

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