Our devices may be always on. But our research found that only one in six people feel highly connected—in a human sense—at work. And not just connected to their organization, but to the people they work for and with.
Trust within teams is declining, too. Only one in five people feel comfortable sharing problems or raising conflicts with colleagues. Only one in four report that leaders are responsive to their needs, communicate regularly and feel that team members are treated equally.
Think about that for a moment. Only a small fraction of any team—your team—feel like they are truly connecting on a human level.
Technology has and continues to be an essential accelerator of human connection—helping people learn, collaborate and turn data to insight. Organizations now must take the next step and turn these interactions into omni-connected experiences that create value for both people and business.
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From McKinsey & Company:
Finding quality, affordable childcare has long been an issue for working parents in the United States, but events of the past two years have only intensified the challenge and highlighted what a porous, patchwork system childcare has become.
The global pandemic drove many day care centers, after-school programs, private nannies and babysitters, and other childcare resources to reduce their hours, change the scope of their services, or close their doors altogether. In response, some working parents in the United States left or considered leaving the workforce as they struggled to meet employers’ work-from-home demands while still attending to the needs of homebound toddlers and school-aged children.
As companies begin to think about managing returning talent and attracting new joiners—whether in traditional or hybrid work environments—they can no longer ignore employees’ (and potential employees’) childcare requirements.
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