This week’s issue of National Geographic explores how social distanced work, a form of social distancer that can help keep employees connected, can be a lifesaver for many employers.
In this issue, National Geographic senior writer Ryan Egan looks at how social Distancing can be used in the workplace to help reduce turnover and promote high-performing teams.
Social Distancing has long been used in business to boost morale, help keep staff motivated, and provide an incentive to work well together.
But how does it work?
Social Distances can be employed to prevent employees from leaving their offices without permission.
The concept of social Distances originated with a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.
In a 2011 paper titled, “Social Distanced Work: How to Reduce Time Off in the Workplace,” researchers found that social Distanced workers have a significant positive impact on employee productivity and turnover rates.
In a 2013 study titled, ,”Social Distance in the Service Industry: Lessons Learned from the Pennsylvania Study,” researchers at the University’s Center for Applied Research in the Behavioral Sciences found that Social Distances have significant benefits to companies and employees alike.
In fact, research conducted by researchers at Columbia University found that “distanced work is the single most effective form of workplace communication, with a substantial positive impact for workers.”
In fact,” says senior writer Egan, “distancing from one another is an essential component of any successful organization, regardless of size or size-class.
“To be clear, social Distance is not a substitute for a traditional separation between people.
It is a way to create a more effective workplace environment for employees.
Social Distancing, by definition, has to be performed at an individual level and at a designated time.
For example, a team leader who chooses to work from home has to meet at a specific time and place and work from a designated computer to ensure that her team has a clear direction.
If a team member chooses to leave work early or take a day off, they must make that decision independently and with the support of their team.
Social distancing does not mean that all employees have to work in their own designated spaces.
It simply means that employees should not have to walk in their cubicles, wear separate work attire, and wear different shoes or shoes with different materials to ensure a safe work environment.
In fact, there are many things that can be done to ensure an effective workplace atmosphere.
As Egan says, “In an organization that is constantly moving to expand its workforce, there is always the risk of a large turnover and the risk that employees are left to pick up the slack in an increasingly unpredictable work environment.”
In order to reduce turnover, employers must maintain a high level of social distance.
This requires employees to keep each other accountable, be mindful of their personal boundaries, and not have an overly rigid work schedule.
In addition, social distances help employers reduce employee turnover.
According to the Social Distanced Group of America, “If the social distance between the employees is high enough, they may have a positive impact in the long run.”
In addition to being able to keep employees from going off the deep end, social distance also helps organizations create a sense of community.
In the workplace, there can be several benefits that come from having an atmosphere that is conducive to social distance.
For example, when a team is working from home, it can be hard for a team of employees to connect and work together, especially if they are not in a comfortable working environment.
The team members will also be more comfortable when they can be more isolated.
In the event that there is an incident, employees are able to gather around one another to help each other get their bearings. “
That makes for a more focused and focused workforce.”
In the event that there is an incident, employees are able to gather around one another to help each other get their bearings.
Egan explains that having an informal working environment can also help employees work together more efficiently.
“In a group environment, the leader of the group can communicate with the team to see if there is anything that needs to be done, if there are problems, or if there’s anything that could be done,” says Egon.
“There’s a certain amount of group interaction that is good for everyone.”
Egan also notes that the “good” in working from a shared office can be just as valuable to the team as the good that comes from working from their own workplace.
He points out that, “I’m not suggesting that everyone works from home.
But there are some very valuable things that work better when you work from your own home.”
The Bottom LineThe bottom line is that working from your home, even if you are part of a larger company, can also be a great opportunity to work with your team and learn from each other.
And, while some people may not be able to find the time to spend together, you will definitely find it beneficial to be able interact with your colleagues