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News - 06.08.2020

Posted by Seth Keil

News - 06.08.2020

People Need Good Conversations – Social Isolation in the Workplace

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We recently hosted a series of conversations with leaders in the fields of employee experience, performance management and HR to discuss the impact of the most significant changes in work practices in over a century. We compiled the highlights, tips and tricks, frameworks and inspirational thoughts from the world’s foremost thought leaders in HR.

Fiona Buckley, from Steps to Success shared her insights about the key to reducing professional and social isolation in the workplace:

“When I was doing my studies, I was really interested in looking at professional isolation because I myself really struggled with that when I was working for five years in this capacity. And what I found with my studies is there’s a substantial link between these three things and preventing professional isolation. We’re talking about mentoring, informal learning and networking. And across 60 organizations that have very, very in depth virtual working, any of the organizations that adopted this had fundamentally increased productivity, engagement, motivation, happiness levels across the organization. So when we’re talking about mentoring is at the moment for most of my discussions with lots of HR directors, a lot of mentoring programs have hit pause, because they’re not sure what’s going on. And I, in my personal opinion, would challenge that back to say, we need to make sure we’re keeping mentoring alive because of the link of minimizing professional isolation. So mentoring, as you know, can be quite informal, and there’s nothing stopping us from keeping going right now because it’s good conversations is what people need. It’s navigation. It’s ideas and some people, depending on their family circumstances have more time at the moment to be sitting to have those conversations with a potential mentor.”

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