Create meaningful friendships in the workplace.
Loneliness is on the rise in the workplace. The Business of Friendship shows why businesses that focus on fostering meaningful relationships in the workplace thrive.
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Discover why friendship in the workplace is crucial to your happiness and success.
Loneliness in the workplace is on the rise.
The latest studies show that 61% of Americans qualify as lonely. And we’re more likely to be lonely at work if we’re a new hire, senior leader, male, Hispanic or African American, in poor or fair physical or mental health, Generation Z or Millennial, or working remote.
Loneliness has been proven not only to contribute to health issues and unhappiness, but also to impact workplace productivity, employee retention, innovation, and the company’s profitability. Research has shown that loneliness in the workplace can lead to an increase of absenteeism by nearly 37%, and a 16% decrease in profitability with a 65% decrease in share price over time.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Friendship expert Shasta Nelson inspires readers to see why friendship is crucial to their health and their careers and teaches them how to develop the supportive and meaningful connections that can benefit them and their organizations.
The Business of Friendship will show you:
- 3 Relationship Requirements necessary in all friendships and teams
- Why Friendship is a powerful tool for business people to find the success they have dreamed of and for companies to build productive workplaces with dedicated employees.
- How to address some of the biggest fears around workplace friendships like increased drama, favoritism, confidentiality, gossip, toxic coworkers, relationship with bosses, and potential romantic attractions.
Get access to the Team Toolkit including a team health assessment and video lessons from Shasta Nelson!
Shasta Nelson, MDiv, is a leading expert on friendship and healthy relationships, creator of global community, keynote speaker, author of several books, and popular media resource.
Her spirited and soulful voice for strong relationships can be found in her previous books, Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette, 2016) and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends (Turner Books, 2013).
“The Business of Friendship is spot on for today’s leaders. Shasta not only inspires us to resist the belief that leadership has to be lonely, but also provides the research identifying exactly what we can each do to develop healthy relationships for ourselves, our people, and for our customers.”
President of Leadership Quest
Every manager should be buying this book for every person on their team.”
Founder of Taproot Foundation and Imperative
“Now we have a guidebook for workplace relationships that will motivate our employees and managers and teach them step-by-step how to foster the healthy relationships that will leave them more engaged.”
Author of Never Eat Alone
"In this informative and encouraging book, Shasta shows us how to make the workplace more positive, more productive -- and more fun."
Author of Off the Clock and host of The New Corner Office podcast
“Shasta will not only inspire, but she gives us a step by step plan of attack on how all of us can better show up at work and pursue healthier and more meaningful connections.”
Founder of the Society for Social Health & Well-Being
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