For too long, loneliness has been a hidden and shameful topic. It’s time that changes. Especially since 55% of global workers state they experience loneliness at least weekly. Loneliness is a universal human condition that affects us all and thus should be openly discussed.
Loneliness isn’t shameful, it’s a signal. Much like hunger is a signal to eat. Loneliness is our biological signal to seek connections. From our book, Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In, here are some lighthearted illustrations geared to begin normalizing the conversation around loneliness.
Ryan Jenkins, CSP and Steven Van Cohen, MSOD are the authors of Connectable: How Leaders Can Move Teams From Isolated to All In. They are also founders of LessLonely.com, the world’s first resource fully dedicated to reducing worker isolation and strengthening team connections. Follow them for more connection insights @RyanAndSteven.