Baker Stuart’s Insight:
Management guru professor Dave Ulrich puts forward the idea that we should look at employee belonging, not just employee engagement. He suggests that the organisations we work in should become settings for belonging, because when people feel that they ‘belong’ their wellbeing is boosted.
Organizations can help create a “belonging” atmosphere, but it’s mostly an individual responsibility. Okay, take this quick test: What’s the leading cause of mortality?
Clue: its not alcohol, obesity, high cholesterol or or depression.
Social isolation is the leading cause of mortality.
This may surprise you. But in this high tech age when it’s so easy to peek into the lives of complete strangers, more and more people are feeling isolated.The phenomenon has far-reaching implications for all of us. So to get an expert opinion on the issue, I interviewed University of Michigan business professor Dave Ulrich.Who’s Dave Ulrich? Business Week ranked him as the No. 1 management guru, Fast Company profiled him as one of the world’s top ten creative people in business, and Thinkers50 (Hall of Fame) tapped him as one of the world’s leading business thinkers. He’s also written many of the most prominent books in the field of human resources, […]