The importance of work relationships and network ties

March 31, 2023

This Fast Company article, “Why neglecting work relationships can sabotage innovation and productivity, according to research” shares data surrounding remote work and the ways it may be jeopardizing employees’ connections and innovation.

While hybrid work has grown in popularity, “studies indicate these network ties play a huge role in innovation, work-life balance, job satisfaction, and productivity.” Leaders that have distributed teams can establish a clear shared goal for their employees to create stronger working relationships and increase connections.

By forming an authentic and supportive workplace and fighting burnout, work relationships have room to flourish.