Our collective reliance on digital connection was accelerated over the pandemic years, as we shifted how we carried out work and life. Morning meetings, school days, and casual catchups were suddenly done within the confines of our homes, with us sitting in front of our devices wilfully ignoring the strangeness of our predicament. While many of us tried to focus on the silver lining of work-from-home flexibility, the cloud of loneliness was a difficult one to ignore.
Now, as we all emerge from our social distancing bubbles and step into some semblance of cautious normalcy, many of us are seeing the value and importance of face-to-face social connection more than ever before. Specifically, how it can positively impact our physical health and mental wellbeing.
Understanding the power of social connection, AIA Australia is working to help combat loneliness in a post-pandemic world by encouraging social connectedness in the workplace, while balancing the expectations of our new normal.