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Overcoming Electronic Isolation In The Workplace


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. 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.