Addressing loneliness at work or feelings of being isolated at work can be difficult if it goes unnoticed by others. It’s an extremely personal feeling but lonely people may still smile and put on a brave face. Many may be actually be shy, feel alone or a sense of alienation, and might suffer in silence, especially if new to a role. The recent growth of working from home also means working on your own and can lead to lack of communication, fractured work relationships and ultimately a lack of friends at work. Overwhelming loneliness can limit a person’s ability to perform in a team and our expert presenters have advice for managers, and for individuals dealing with workplace loneliness, to help them recognise the causes and symptoms.
A simple “hello” can go a long way in making someone feel the sense of belongingness a the workplace. These gestures of kindness will have long and lasting impact on our working environment.