Employees Want More Friends At Work. Why Aren’t They Finding Them?

“People are our greatest asset.”


This, or some variation of this, is at the heart of many corporate recruiting messages. What many leaders may not realize, however, is the startling truth of this statement when it comes to employee loyalty. According to a new study by BetterUp Labs, people want more friends at work and more than half (53%) would even trade some compensation for more meaningful relationships with colleagues.

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Why A Four-Day Working Week Could Be The Way Ahead

Amid all the debate over how many days a week organizations can expect staff to be in the office and the extent to which employers are embracing a permanent transformation to the hybrid or remote working that so many were forced to adopt in response to the pandemic restrictions over the past couple of years support is building for something rather more revolutionary: the four-day working week.

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Designing For The Next Generation

For tech firm League, Bartlett & Associates installed a set of bleachers for company-wide townhalls and as a place where colleagues can congregate in more intimate groupings, have lunch or work on a specific task. Rows of tables with industrial-style chairs also offer another level of flexibility.

Generation Z has entered the workforce. Recognized as the most populous, diverse and tech-savvy of all generations yet, zoomers, as they are colloquially referred to, are poised to have a major impact on how and where work is done.

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The Role Of Connectedness In The Future Of Work

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Ninety-five percent of all daily decisions are made by the subconscious part of the brain, including choices made at work. These include but are not limited to decisions to be social, engaged, and connected with those around you. While this decision-making process is subconscious and primal, neuroscience can shed light on the ways in which people tend to feel connected or disconnected in the workplace. This is important because research on this topic shows that feeling connected in the workplace correlates to employees’ sense of being more (or less) engaged, productive, and loyal.

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