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Dealing with Decentralization: We're "Wired for Connection"

How to create connections in this "new normal"

Employees have seen a measurable rise in the work experience over the last century, with worker safety, wages and benefits all improving. But as we move past the industrial revolution and into a new age of work, maybe partially propelled by COVID-19, we have new challenges.

Joshua Siegal, VP of organizational effectiveness at Wave HQ and co-founder of Taito – Rise, presented at DisruptHR on how decentralization presents new challenges for connecting.

“Unlike the platypus, who predominantly lives its life in solitude, humans are born wired for connection,” said Siegal. “It’s in our DNA, as strong of a need as food, water, or warmth.” As adults, we make many of the connections in the workplace. What happens when that disappears?

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