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Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation

Friday, November 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Dan Schawbel, Partner, Future Workplace

Today’s workers are more stressed, less loyal, and technology dependent. While digital platforms and devices have supported remote working, powered the gig economy and enhanced our collaboration, they have simultaneously made the workplace less productive and made workers feel increasingly isolated. Countless research studies conclude that employees are yearning for the in-person interactions and relationships that give us a sense of belonging and meaning in our work lives, yet we continue to become increasingly dependent on tech. In a study in the Harvard Business Review, one professor found that a single face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email. This is but one example of how by working human, we can also work more successfully.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • why the highest performing and healthiest teams are the ones that are the most connected
  • how technology can negatively impact work relationships—and how to radically improve them
  • the importance of recognizing and supporting employees who feel isolated from the team
  • how team connectivity impacts business outcomes and can increase loyalty and organizational commitment—and ways to encourage it.

  Prior to the event, please see the Work Connectivity Index (WCI) self-assessment here: http://workconnectivityindex.com.


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Dan Schawbel
Dan Schawbel

Partner, Future Workplace

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0 and his latest book is called Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. Through his companies, he’s conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca Cola and Oracle. He’s interviewed over 2,000 of the world’s most successful people such as Warren Buffett, Anthony Bourdain, Jessica Alba, Michael Bloomberg, Chelsea Handler, Colin Powell, Sheryl Sandberg, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition, he has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, Quartz, The World Economic Forum, The Harvard Business Review, The Guardian and others that have combined generated over 15 million views. Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in media outlets, such as NBC’s “The Today Show”, Fox News’s “Fox & Friends”, MSNBC’s “Your Business”, The Steve Harvey Show, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Wired Magazine, GQ, The Economist and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Business Insider’s “40 Under 40”, BusinessWeek’s “20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow” and as one of Workforce Magazine’s “Game Changers”. 

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