The digital age is shifting the nature of work and keeping employees connected, motivated and empowered will be critical to all of our success. As we move towards the future of work, the next generation of talent is making it clear they want workplaces with open communication, strong collaboration, inclusive practices, and social responsibility to thrive.
This means communication skills will be vital, but technology use is taking its toll. Studies suggest that constant technology use is having an effect on many levels. It's impacting our brains, interfering with our attention-spans as well as the development of face to face communication skills, which impacts our empathy skills and our interpersonal relationships. Reclaiming our humanity - our critical human interaction and social skills - will be critical for authentic conversations that build healthy human connections and lead to better relationships, resilience, trust, and productivity at work and beyond.