I’ve been thinking a lot about loneliness…
It started during mental health week. It was the topic of focus. And I was busy researching and writing about how the Glengarry Glenross-type sales process can exacerbate social anxiety.
And then last week I had a thought-provoking discussion with Rani Gill, who had also been pondering the subject.
Then this morning as I looked through previous research we had done on the subject in the context of sales, I came across a post that never made it in its entirety to LinkedIn. We just did a short version of it.
Now as I look through it, I can’t help but wonder…have we all forgotten what it was like before the pandemic?
Wellbeing programmes are good but are they sustainable? Shouldn’t we be thinking about prevention instead? And doing it through systemic change?
What do you think?
Lost Article on Loneliness in Sales (October 2018)
You know something’s been acknowledged as a ‘big deal’ when the government suddenly creates a post to try to solve it— introducing Tracey Crouch: Minister for Loneliness. (Note: this is now Baroness Barran.)
Tracey will be working to solve the plight of loneliness reported to be facing up to 9 million British people: young, old, and both in and out of work. This blog, however, will focus on an interesting, and relatively new phenomenon: workplace loneliness, and more specifically – loneliness within sales.