A RISING TIDE
Going it alone works for some people, but for the majority of the world, knowing that a workplace friend has their back is an important factor in their overall health and well being.
Ripple Changemakers recognize the power of social support and its connections to overall health. When workplace stress piles up, our life coaches can help the employees realize how best to equip themselves against burnout, which often means looking beyond themselves and looking to their co-workers for friendship.
In a recent interview with Christine Lui, workplace expert and author of ‘Unlocking Happiness at Work’, Jennifer Moss addressed workplace loneliness and its impact on business. In reaction to a stat Lui read, which stated that 1 in 5 millennials have zero friends, Moss likened the impact of loneliness on someone’s health to smoking 15 cigarettes a day! Translating that to the working world, the negative impact of a lonely employee is catastrophic. The likelihood of an employee staying at a company raises over 50% when they are social with colleagues and the employee is more likely to gain promotions and work more efficiently and diligently within that friendly atmosphere.
A rising tide lifts all boats and a friendly and social work environment, where camaraderie and casual conversation, not always centered around the work being done, is encouraged and fostered can be one of the highest tides in the business world.