The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a key psychological fact: the human need to belong. Put simply employees need to feel they belong to your organisation and managing this gives mutual benefits.
Lack of belonging generates isolation, fragmentation and stress which results in reduced levels of commitment and a profound impact on company performance for the employer.
The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted this issue due to time spent in lockdown. Feeling detached from the workplace, and missing social bonds once taken for granted, aligns employees with workers in the gig economy. Learning from that sector, best practice for employers is to:
Whatever the workplace looks like after the pandemic, instilling a sense of belonging is something that will help now and in the future.
For advice on how to promote a sense of belonging for your people please Stuart Buglass.
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