This book responds to the growing need for understanding how we can foster wellness, raise engagement, and strengthen connections in professional contexts as human interactions become increasingly remote.
Through research and case studies, the authors outline a paradox that the digital technology we use to connect with others can leave us feeling less connected. To understand what is missing from remote interactions, the authors examine use of space, sensory cues, group dynamics, and challenges people encounter when the innate need for human connection is unmet. They provide practical advice to improve remote experiences, including ways to manage stress, avoid cognitive overload, and prevent burnout. Ultimately, the book highlights what is possible when we focus not only on the quantity and efficiency of our interactions, but also on the quality and depth of our human connections.
The contemporary relevance of this topic makes the book essential for leaders, coaches, consultants, and other professionals working remotely, as well as students and interested individuals seeking to improve their personal and professional remote experiences.
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“A team lead’s understanding of the humanizing factors discussed in this book is critical to managing team cohesion, job satisfaction, and personal well-being. This is a highly recommended read for people in charge.”
— MOSE O’GRIFFIN, CEO
“This book is a must-read if you’re spending a lot of your day on Zoom but still looking to establish and maintain meaningful relationships. Amy and Diane use their diverse backgrounds to explore where there’s room for being human in virtual connections.”
— HARPER SPERO, BUSINESS COACH