In our pursuit of success, we often slight the need to incorporate social interactions into our lives. Aristotle reminds us that “Man is by nature a social [being]”, and that without social interaction, our humanity comes into question.
One of the most toxic elements of the modern workplace is the absence of social interaction – worse yet, professionals with poor social skills, seeing little to no value in a kind gesture, a simple heartfelt greeting, or a casual conversation over a cup of coffee.
Such is the consequence of the lack of social interaction, and organizations are today being encouraged to nip this trend, or derail their chances of achieving a healthy work environment that promotes enhanced productivity.
So how about putting aside that project document or research paper for just an hour two? After all, weekends were made to be enjoyed!