Thoughts

About High Performance, Leadership Development, and Organizational Learning

Summary. Loneliness is a widespread, costly problem: workplace loneliness causes burnout, affects job satisfaction, and lowers both performance and retention. It also increases health care costs. We often see loneliness as an individual problem, but really it’s a systemic problem that takes more than personal efforts to overcome. One way to help reduce loneliness? Peer coaching. Peer coaching can help foster feelings of psychological safety at work, replace “social snacking” with meaningful dialogue, and create a culture that fosters meaningful personal connections.