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Is Loneliness Hurting Your Organization?

Podcast with Prof. Sigal Barsade

DELIVERED BY The Wellbeing Lab

Sigal Barsade is a professor of management at the Wharton School of Business and focusses her research on emotional intelligence, organizational culture, unconscious bias, teamwork, leadership, and organizational change. Having consulted for organizations of all sizes across a myriad of industries, including Cisco, Coca Cola, Deloitte, Google, the NBA, and the United Nations, Sigal’s research has been featured in leading academic research journals and in media outlets around the world.

In today’s episode, we explore why loneliness in workplaces is on the rise, how it impacts our wellbeing and performance, and how we can tackle it together. We also learn more about the contagion of loneliness and other emotions in the workplace and how we can manage this better.

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You’ll Learn:

  • [02:25] – Sigal explains the impact of loneliness in workplaces on our wellbeing and performance.
  • [08:57] – Sigal helps us understand why loneliness is on the rise in many workplaces.
  • [11:02] – Sigal explains what leaders and organizations can do to address the loneliness epidemic many workplaces are experiencing.
  • [14:20] – Sigal outlines how we can help lonely people help themselves in workplaces.
  • [16:23] – Sigal explores if talking about loneliness in workplaces improves people’s wellbeing or creates further isolation.
  • [18:04] – Sigal explains why loneliness can be contagious and how emotions can spread in workplaces and communities.
  • [19:21] – Sigal shares why leaders are more emotionally contagious in workplaces.
  • [21:39] – Sigal offers some tips for leaders to help manage their moods and how they infect their teams more mindfully at work.
  • [23:32] – Sigal offers some insights for leaders to positive infect the mood in their team.
  • [26:03] – Sigal completes the Lightning Round.

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