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The Connection Crisis: Why Community Matters in the New World of Work, with Dr. Erin Eatough Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, with Jonathan H. Westover, PhD

    • Management

In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Dr. Erin Eatough about the new BetterUp report, "The Connection Crisis: Why Community Matters in the New World of Work." See the video here: https://youtu.be/exj-2iJV9Co.
Dr. Erin Eatough is researcher, author, speaker, and consultant and serves BetterUp as Manager, Behavioral Science. She is the researcher and author behind BetterUp’s Research & Insights blog column and speaks regularly about the science behind human thriving at both academic and industry events. Erin received her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida. Before BetterUp, Erin was a professor. With over 30 articles and book contributions, she actively publishes research on the intersection of work and well-being which has been featured in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and cited in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review. Erin is the recipient of several awards for her scientific works including authoring the top research paper of the year by the National Communication Association and Outstanding Author Contribution by Emerald Publishing.
The report reveals that 43% of employees say their organization isn’t doing enough to help them feel connected to their colleagues. Furthermore, while people today overwhelmingly want to have more friends or friendly colleagues in the workplace (with 53% indicating they’d be willing to trade compensation for stronger ties with colleagues), almost none of us are finding the connection we want. 
BetterUp’s most recent research shows alarming trends taking hold across the workforce:

61% don’t socialize with their co-workers outside of work

53% don’t look forward to working because of co-workers

44% don’t have a true friend at work

43% don’t feel a sense of connection to co-workers

38% don’t trust their co-workers

22% don’t have even one friend at work

Workplace connection matters more than ever. The problem isn’t just that people have become isolated, but that companies need stronger connections with and among their people to have the committed, adaptable, resilient, and mentally fit talent they need. Ultimately, connection fuels performance and well-being.
Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon and leaving a review wherever you listen to your podcasts!
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Get 3 months of GUSTO free when you run your first payroll, at Gusto.com/HCI.
Get up to 20% off by using code HCI for the summer sale at shop.Ekster.com/HCI.
Check out the Ready for Takeoff podcast at Wix.com/readyfortakeoff.
Check out Zapier.com/HCI to explore their business automations!
Go to Swag.com/HCI and use promo code HCI10.
Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work!
Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter.
Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader.
Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership.
Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership.
Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine.
Ranked #5 Workplace Podcast
Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast
Ranked #7 HR Podcast
Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast
Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts 
Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts
Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 592296) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).
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In this HCI Podcast episode, Dr. Jonathan H. Westover talks with Dr. Erin Eatough about the new BetterUp report, "The Connection Crisis: Why Community Matters in the New World of Work." See the video here: https://youtu.be/exj-2iJV9Co.
Dr. Erin Eatough is researcher, author, speaker, and consultant and serves BetterUp as Manager, Behavioral Science. She is the researcher and author behind BetterUp’s Research & Insights blog column and speaks regularly about the science behind human thriving at both academic and industry events. Erin received her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida. Before BetterUp, Erin was a professor. With over 30 articles and book contributions, she actively publishes research on the intersection of work and well-being which has been featured in outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior, and cited in media outlets such as Harvard Business Review. Erin is the recipient of several awards for her scientific works including authoring the top research paper of the year by the National Communication Association and Outstanding Author Contribution by Emerald Publishing.
The report reveals that 43% of employees say their organization isn’t doing enough to help them feel connected to their colleagues. Furthermore, while people today overwhelmingly want to have more friends or friendly colleagues in the workplace (with 53% indicating they’d be willing to trade compensation for stronger ties with colleagues), almost none of us are finding the connection we want. 
BetterUp’s most recent research shows alarming trends taking hold across the workforce:

61% don’t socialize with their co-workers outside of work

53% don’t look forward to working because of co-workers

44% don’t have a true friend at work

43% don’t feel a sense of connection to co-workers

38% don’t trust their co-workers

22% don’t have even one friend at work

Workplace connection matters more than ever. The problem isn’t just that people have become isolated, but that companies need stronger connections with and among their people to have the committed, adaptable, resilient, and mentally fit talent they need. Ultimately, connection fuels performance and well-being.
Please consider supporting the podcast on Patreon and leaving a review wherever you listen to your podcasts!
Go to cardiotabs.com/innovations and use code innovations to get a free Mental Health Pack featuring Cardiotabs Omega-3 Lemon Minis and Curcumin when you sign up for a subscription.
Get 3 months of GUSTO free when you run your first payroll, at Gusto.com/HCI.
Get up to 20% off by using code HCI for the summer sale at shop.Ekster.com/HCI.
Check out the Ready for Takeoff podcast at Wix.com/readyfortakeoff.
Check out Zapier.com/HCI to explore their business automations!
Go to Swag.com/HCI and use promo code HCI10.
Check out the HCI Academy: Courses, Micro-Credentials, and Certificates to Upskill and Reskill for the Future of Work!
Check out the LinkedIn Alchemizing Human Capital Newsletter.
Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Future Leader.
Check out Dr. Westover's book, 'Bluer than Indigo' Leadership.
Check out Dr. Westover's book, The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership.
Check out the latest issue of the Human Capital Leadership magazine.
Ranked #5 Workplace Podcast
Ranked #6 Performance Management Podcast
Ranked #7 HR Podcast
Ranked #12 Talent Management Podcast
Ranked in the Top 20 Personal Development and Self-Improvement Podcasts 
Ranked in the Top 30 Leadership Podcasts
Each HCI Podcast episode (Program, ID No. 592296) has been approved for 0.50 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).
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37 min