Karyn Twaronite, in a Harvard Business Review article, shared some great insights about building a sense of community in the workplace from her EY Belonging Barometer study. Her research discovered that 62% of individuals surveyed look to their home for their greatest sense of belonging, but second to the home was the workplace at 34%.
Since a large percentage of the population spends most of their waking hours at work, it is imperative that we create a workplace community where they feel a sense of belonging.
Ecclesiastes 4:8 says, “There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. There was no end to his toil.”
Without colleagues who care, work is a lonely existence. Next, we will discuss some ideas to help build a workplace community.