530 - Good News For Busy People

Posted August 19, 2022 by Mark Perna

Episode: 530

Episode Title: Good News For Busy People

What if you want to build better friendships at work, but you’re just too busy? Here’s some good news for you, next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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Hello and happy Friday on The Perna Syndicate! Fostering a true human connection at work is hard. We’re all busy, and the work never stops. But a connected workplace culture is worth it. 

 

The BetterUp Labs study found that on average, companies with high connection scores had 32% higher ratings than their competitors, were 14 times more likely to be named on a “best places to work” list, and were 25% more likely to be recommended by current employees to their friends. 

 

The good news for our busy schedules is that the quality of our personal interactions at work contributes far more to our friendships and sense of belonging than the quantity. The study found that that number of emails, chat conversations, and meetings had no impact on how connected employees felt with one another. 

 

To build a real human connection, we don’t have to have heart-to-hearts every day with every person on the team. But taking the opportunity to go deeper than surface level when you do interact can really strengthen the relational engagement with those around you. That’s good news for busy people!

 

The biggest takeaway this week is that people are hungry for deeper connections with their coworkers. And while this presents organizations with a challenge, it also creates a unique opportunity to stand out in a tight labor market. 

 

That’s all for this week! Thanks for tuning in and making The Perna Syndicate a part of your day. I’m your host, Mark Perna, and we’ll see you back here next week for more on The Perna Syndicate. Until then, take care!

 


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