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The Edit: Authentic Connection
The Edit

The Edit: Authentic Connection

How the pandemic has affected our work clothes, the consequences of never meeting colleagues in-person and more in this week’s #TheEdit.
10th Sep 2021

This week, we look at how the pandemic has shaped the importance of human connections at work. Whether returning to the office, continuing to work from home or pursuing a hybrid of both, our ability to connect to those around us can significantly alter how we do business. 

Do companies need to start taking a more proactive approach to ensure employees socialise? How can companies help their employees authentically connect?  

This is our edit of the global conversation on purpose.

  • How the pandemic has impacted our wardrobe choices at work – The Economist 
  • The consequences of employees starting and leaving jobs without a single in-person interactions – The New York Times
  • How the increasingly frequent heat waves will impact the economy – Fast Company
  • The best ways to retain talent in an era of mass quitting – McKinsey
  • Psychologist Adam Grant speaks on how to move from post-pandemic languishing to finding your flow – TED Talks
  • How high-achievement can lead to problems with self-esteem – The School of Life 
  • Taking lessons from neuroscience in order to improve focus at work – Wired
  • Why human connection needs to come before algorithms when it comes to hiring new staff – The Financial Times

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued.”

Brené Brown

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