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Can I Get a Connection?

Friday, July 30, 2021

Three sets of hands hold 4 different style cogs that are touching but don’t fit together.

Can I Get a Connection?
With the rise of dispersed workforces, employees crave interactions and connections with colleagues.

What humanity in the workplace looks like:
• Expressing gratitude
• Celebrating accomplishments and milestones
• Embracing individuals’ unique qualities
• Sharing experiences as an organization
• Fostering a shared purpose

3/5 of employees believe there’s less human connection since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
32% would like employers to encourage workers to share personal milestones.
1/4 want employers to offer platforms to connect on shared interests or plan nonwork-related virtual events and activities.

Source: One Year Into COVID: The Pandemic’s Impact On How We Work, Workhuman, 2021.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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