“ Working alone at home, in a crowded coffee shop, or a stodgy business center can get old pretty quickly. So, when you have the ability to work from anywhere, where do you go to concentrate, collaborate, and network?”
“Empathy is a hot topic in the workplace, and while it should be, there are problems with requiring workers to be more empathic without appropriate support.
Study after study finds that workers who show empathy are rated as more effective, more approachable, and more professional than their less engaged colleagues. Empathic managers are consistently shown to develop better communication and stronger team cohesion, while empathic health care professionals have higher patient satisfaction scores.”
Employee engagement measures the strength of the mental and emotional connection workers feel toward their places of occupation. Those measurements have reached new highs this year. Among participating companies, 74.2 percent of workers are highly engaged, compared with 72.1 percent in last year’s data set.