Connection in the Workplace

By Anastasia Warren

 

The sad desk lunch.

If you haven’t seen the video, watch it here. Although the video is a bit extreme and comical, it has a point.

You spend at minimum, around 40 hours a week at work. The rest you spend sleeping, cleaning, exercising, practicing hobbies, and spending time with your friends and family.

But still, 40 hours is quite a bit of time.

Although it is not necessary to have close friends at work, it is important to remain social. Getting into the habit of coming to work, sitting at your desk, and leaving can be detrimental.

It is important to talk with your co-workers, say good morning and remain connected within your organization. Not only will it build office morale, but it will build your personal confidence and connection to the company as well.

So, if you are a culprit of the sad desk lunch, I urge you to get up from that desk tomorrow. Sit next to a colleague and eat your lunch together.

You’ll be happier, and probably healthier too.