In learning and development, we have unprecedented access to tools and technology to drive self-directed learning; associates can look up what they need without leaving their desks or setting down their mobile phones. But as we maximize our automated tools and artificial intelligence, one thing remains: Humans are social beings. We are wired to connect. Human connection enhances our sense of community; it fuels our resilience and ability to thrive; and it correlates directly with our overall health and well-being.
What does that mean for us, as L&D professionals? How do we simultaneously support learning in this post-pandemic, work-from-home world, while enabling human connection? In this interactive session, we will:
- Discuss the business case for human connection, most notably in light of the increased popularly of remote work arrangements.
- Experience a “social connectedness” learning activity.
- Identify ways to use resources already available to you to increase human connection at your organization.