Can you have friends at work? Should you have friends at work? Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert and author. Her most recent book is The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We Spend Most of Our Time. She sits down with Kevin to let us know that work is the #1 place we make friends. Leaders that build relationships and find ways for connection help their team feel supported and seen, which builds loyalty. The outcome is higher levels of workplace productivity, employee retention, creativity, collaboration, and profitability. Shasta also addresses loneliness and remote workers may feel this more. Again, leaders need to make the connections and value the importance of relationships.
In this episode, Shasta discusses:
- Friendship and work.
- Advice for leaders of remote teams.
Ask yourself: Are you encouraging friendships?
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From Manager to Remarkable Leader, Kevin’s Flagship workshop based on his proven leadership model.
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