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    Edward Condon
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    It’s hard to imagine a HS/EHS program where “loneliness” of employees could be an issues. In this article the author states –

    To assess the quality of the relationships at your organization, here are some questions to consider: Do employees feel that their colleagues genuinely value and care for them? Do they believe their institution has a culture that supports giving and receiving kindness? Would they characterize their relationships with colleagues as being driven more by love or by fear?

    https://hbr.org/cover-story/2017/09/work-and-the-loneliness-epidemic

    This isn’t just bad for our health; it’s also bad for business. Researchers for Gallup found that having strong social connections at work makes employees more likely to be engaged with their jobs and produce higher-quality work, and less likely to fall sick or be injured.

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