Everyone loves working from home! No commute. You can get the laundry done and protect your packages from porch pirates. And, you don’t have to deal with annoying coworkers who listen to loud music, constantly snack on crunchy foods, or have less than perfect hygiene habits.
But, you know what you don’t have when you work from home? A lot of face-to-face interaction with live humans.
Zoom meetings are different. Slack conversations are different than sitting at lunch with someone. While people who worked together for years and then switched to work-at-home two years ago can more easily maintain those relationships, it can be difficult for new hires to make friends and fit in.
While managers and HR should be wary of making friends with their employees, it’s okay to make friends with peers.
If you’re feeling lonely, here are some things you can try to make new friends.
To keep reading, click here: The Downside of Working from Home: Loneliness