This year has come with plenty of mental health concerns for employees, including loneliness.

While it can seem harsh to worry about things like productivity in the face of a global pandemic, business leaders still have to keep their organisations afloat, which means remaining as productive as possible. How can you ensure your team’s social and mental health needs are met, for both their benefit and the benefit of the company?

At least where loneliness is concerned, a recent article  from The Association for Talent Development indicates that inter-office relationships are more important now than ever before. As the physical distance between team members grows, leaders must deepen their relationships with team members to maintain a sense of connection and motivation, resulting in productivity. Maintaining caring, supportive relationships has been shown in study after study to be a major factor in team resilience.

All the Engaging Executives out there already know how positive human relationships benefit business. How have you witnessed this in your own career?

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