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The Human Side of Virtual Work by Laurence M. Rose

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Chapter 6

Isolation

We don’t function well as human beings when we’re in isolation.

—Robert Zemeckis

What Is Isolation?

Isolation is about being alone, apart, and separated from others; a lack of connection to others. This could be about anything not just humans; a lone flower in a field is isolated from the others. A dog miles away from its owners is isolated in surroundings. This aspect of being alone relates to a level of separation from others. When we talk about separation, it might be in terms of a detachment from others of like kinds or of other flowers, owners, family members, friends, neighbors, or coworkers.

When we focus on isolation related to humans, we need to think how does one become isolated or define isolation. Isolation for ...

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