BetterUp Insights Report - 2022
The European Connection Crisis

Why community matters in the new world of work

Across Europe, a lack of connection in the workplace negatively impacts employee retention, performance, well-being, and more. Learn our science-backed techniques that can help.
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The state of connection in the European workplace

Finding and maintaining connection in the new world of work is increasingly complex.

Our latest research of 1,000+ European workers reveals a growing connection crisis across the workforce:
UK 51%
51% Europe
of employees don't feel a sense of belonging in the workplace
UK 42%
44% Europe
of employees don't feel a sense of connection to co-workers
UK 24%
27% Europe
don't have even one friend at work

New challenges for organisations

With dispersed teams, employees feel more disconnected and siloed than before.

And they're looking to their leaders for help.

Those low in social connection experience:
+20%
Burnout
+19%
Team conflict
+14%
Stress

Take the next step

Explore the full report, register for our event, and learn how to rebuild connection for your people.

Here's what is inside the resource bundle

UK-REPORT
Read the full European Connection Crisis report
UK-EXEC
Get a snapshot of the findings in the Executive Summary
QA-UK
Use our peer-to-peer checklist to promote connection on your teams
UK-INFO (1)
Dive deeper into the European Connection Crisis by the numbers
UK-REPORT
Read the full European Connection Crisis report
UK-EXEC
Get a snapshot of the findings in the Executive Summary
QA-UK
Use our peer-to-peer checklist to promote connection on your teams
UK-INFO (1)
Dive deeper into the European Connection Crisis by the numbers

The power of a highly connected workforce

Our latest research found that when leaders make social connection an organisational priority — and take active measures to facilitate it — employees feel a stronger sense of belonging and they see higher performance, productivity, well-being, talent retention, and more. 

Employees with a strong sense of belonging experience:
Arrow up
22%
more resilience
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31%
more engagement
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33%
more purpose and meaning
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37%
more job satisfaction