May 12, 2023
The Boston Business Journal recently published an article featuring Constance Hadley, Lecturer of Management & Organizations, discussing the feelings of loneliness and disconnectedness as a result of workplace trends.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘work from home’ policies were enacted, increasing feelings of loneliness and isolation. According to Hadley’s research, isolated employees are less likely to be engaged at work, less productive, and more likely to take time off or quit.
She stated, “Simply put, loneliness is bad for employees and for the bottom line.”
The solution to workplace loneliness is a complex problem to solve, and is not as simple as getting people back in office. To decrease loneliness in the workplace, Hadley provided employers with a few tips.