If you feel lonely at work, you’re not alone. In fact, about one-third of U.S. workers reported that they felt a general sense of loneliness, emptiness and disconnection from their co-workers.
Signs that you may be struggling with loneliness include feeling disconnected from your peers, heavily scrutinizing others, being sensitive to others’ responses toward you and having difficulty trusting people.
The hardest step to take when overcoming loneliness can often be the first one—reaching out to your co-workers. But the rewards can be invaluable. The odds are that you are not the only person in your department, or your company, suffering from loneliness. By reaching out and connecting your coworkers— through the use of work-approved electronic communications—you can help yourself stop feeling lonely while also helping others.