We have so many pathways to communicate with people now... phone, text message, email... and that's before we even enter the realm of social media.
Just the same, studies indicate people actually feel more isolated in this age of hyper-connectedness. Dan Schawbel makes his living advising businesses on helping employees work well together, he's the research director at Future Workplace.
And he looks at how managers can help co-workers feel authentic connection, in his book Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation.
The author visits to lay out the future of staying connected.