Loneliness in the workplace; are your colleagues connected?
Did you know that loneliness can cause people to perceive their illness as being more serious than it actually is? As a result, these people tend to take more time off work. Furthermore, admitting to loneliness is often accompanied with embarrassment and this may lead to the problem getting worse.
Experiencing loneliness can be expected from time to time, especially during significant life events such as, divorce/separation, the passing of a loved one, or moving home. In these acute cases, our resilience to changing circumstances helps us bounce back. A lack of ability to cope with turbulent times, can result in chronic loneliness which can be detrimental to our health and wellbeing. Research has found that social isolation can be as damaging as smoking, alcohol, physical inactivity, and obesity.
Developing friendly relationships within the workplace can promote emotional wellbeing and stave off loneliness. If you need a helping hand in developing a tightly-knit team, our innovative and engaging workshops can help.
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