Connections do matter at work.
Getting to know someone on a meaningful level is exciting and also crucial. Maintaining connections at that level can keep your social and mental health uplifted. You tend to be optimistic, creative, and healthy at work.
It is infact people with social connections at work perform better. According to research, people who have good friends at work are more likely to be happier, healthier, and more engaged. Employees also report developing meaningful connections at work has higher productivity, retention, and job satisfaction.
Moreover, meaningful connections calm you down and help relax your nervous system.
Therefore, creating effective relationships in the workplace can make your personal and professional life smoother. According to Caleb Backe, marketing manager and HR representative for Maple Holistics, you don’t have to put in an equal amount of effort with everyone at the workplace. The key to connecting is putting in some with everyone you meet.
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About the Speaker
Carolyn Swora is a Coach, a Guide, a Facilitator, a Leader and a Mentor.
She is a trauma informed leadership coach, consultant and Human Spirit Ignitor that supports impact-driven leaders within purpose-led organizations to truly understand themselves so that they can lead from their most empowered and greatest version to drive real change.
Carolyn believes that we must take time to dig deep into ourselves and explore our team dynamics to bring about the change we want to see. ALso, create new systems and models that are truly diverse, inclusive and equal for all.
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(00:53) What is a meaningful connection? Why do workplaces need to emphasize developing meaningful connections?
(04:17) How do you address stress, anxiety, and depression at work? Is it because people today are getting more distant?
(06:18) What is your take on meaningful connections in employees’ overall well-being?
(11:41) Do employees/leaders focus more on themselves today and forget to check on their co-workers? And how is it dismantling the entire working environment?
(14:49) Don’t you think employees need to cultivate the art of questioning? Or how do they practice asking better questions in conversations?
(17:50) What is your opinion on the role of corporate wellness programs in defining or building meaningful and mindful relationships among employees?
(20:35) What would you suggest to our listeners about the importance of creating meaningful relations for greater wellness at work?
(23:02) Where will our listeners find you?