Thursday 10 November 2022
There are undeniable benefits to virtual working, but it can also generate a sense of isolation. In the virtual workspace, opportunities for the casual conversations that help workplace socialisation are missing. Now you almost have to make an appointment to be social. Having to ‘book a time’ to have an informal meeting creates its own formality. In order to be a good people manager, one of the key goals to keep in mind is building trust, because Dirks and de Jong found that trust is essential for initiating and maintaining social relationships at work.