Loneliness is endemic in the workplace, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by Cigna. Executives aren’t immune to loneliness at work, and it’s bad for the brain and business.
Among those in the C-suite, not having anyone on whom to confide or on whom to depend are some of their biggest admitted challenges. The social distance and ensuing lack of social support don’t help those in senior-level positions. In fact, half of the CEOs express loneliness, 61 percent of whom think it could be career-crushing.
Yet, the paradox of loneliness is that no one in its grip is actually alone.