How a Social Workplace Helps Business Succeed
By Jane Erasmus |
07 May 2019
When you go to the office, it's not just to get work done; thanks to WiFi and laptops, you can do that anywhere. Instead, you're going to a place where you can work AND be around other people, because working alone for long periods of time is isolating and lonely.
So what is it about social workplaces that help businesses succeed?
Humans are social people, and we crave contact with others. Despite our ability to work from almost anywhere, we still seek out connections with other people. This alone demonstrates the importance of social connections in the workplace.
According to Alan Kohll, an expert in corporate wellness:
"Strong social connections make people happier and physically healthier, which can translate into work performance. Employers who support social connections in the workplace and help employees form strong relationships with one another help build a successful workforce."