Feeling lonely, disengaged, or “different” prevents people from contributing their best efforts. It is a human need to feel part of something, and leaders must recognize the signs of loneliness at work. And more than just recognize, to understand the source of it and take steps, even small ones, to instill a sense of belonging at work. After completing this course, you will be able to identify and address loneliness in others at work. This is critical to ensuring that people feel that they belong and are valued.
- Avoid labeling others
- Be accessible and make every effort to present a positive and calming model
- Facilitate positive conversations