Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM EDT
Technology has impacted our workplaces in ways that weren’t possible a decade ago. We feel highly connected. But are we, really? Instead of strong bonds, we have weak ties. Instead of productive meetings, we have distractions. Despite the illusion of 24/7 connection, in reality, most workers feel isolated from their colleagues, their organization and its leaders. What they crave most — and what research increasingly shows to be the hallmark of the highest-performing workplace cultures — is a sense of authentic connection with others. They want to get back to human. Dan Schawbel shows you how — while still optimizing all the benefits of technology.
- 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.
- How to recognize and support 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.
Partner and Research Director
Dan Schawbel is a New York Times best-selling author, as well as a partner and research director at Future Workplace. He is the best-selling author of two career books: “Promote Yourself,” and “Me 2.0.” His third book, “Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation,” will be available on Nov. 13th. 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 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 to generate more than 15 million views. Considered “one of today’s more dynamic young entrepreneurs” by Inc. magazine, Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in more than 2,000 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 and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc.’s “30 Under 30”, Forbes’ “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.”