Moving teams from ‘isolated’ to ‘all in’

Trying to focus on our jobs and our lives at home can be draining. It can also be isolating. As leaders, it is our job to help foster uplifting workplaces for our employees, and that means building an environment of authenticity and community.

In a recent post, blogger Eric Jacobsen interviews authors Ryan Jenkins and Steven Van Cohen, co-authors of the book Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams from Isolated to All In. The book touches on identifying loneliness and burnout in employees, and how to create environments that are more connected, driven, and inclusive in the workplace.

When asked about what inspired them to write this book, Jenkins and Van Cohen attributed to research they had collected in 2019 from employees that reported a high percentage of feeling alone. During the pandemic, these results skyrocketed as more and more people felt more frequent and normalized instances of loneliness and isolation.

To help leaders lessen worker loneliness, Jenkins and Van Cohen share three main strategies, including:


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