The Dangers Of A Disconnected Team

A successful business has thriving employees. However, some workers can struggle with team connectivity, no matter their schedule or position. According to a recent study, about five in six workers feel disconnected in the workplace. Employees can feel disconnected regardless of whether they’re working on a hybrid model, from home or in the office. Read on to learn about the dangers of a disconnected team and how it could impact the overall success of an organization. 

Employees can feel disconnected at work for numerous reasons. For example, they may feel unappreciated, micromanaged or that there are no opportunities to learn or advance. This can make them feel unhappy and uncomfortable in their current work environment, which may cause them to look for other jobs. Ultimately, a disconnected team can lead to high employee turnover. 

Additionally, millennials and Gen Z are two groups that are more likely to look for other jobs. These generations are picky, tech savvy and enjoy working for companies that align with their values. If a company doesn’t offer an environment that’s suitable for them or focused on employee engagement, they’re likely to leave. 

Disconnected employees can feel frustrated, isolated and even depressed, which can affect their work. Assignments are mismanaged and rushed, mistakes are made and meetings aren’t as productive. When productivity suffers, so does the company’s bottom line. Moreover, poor quality of work can also affect customers and how they view a brand. 

Collaboration between staff members is essential for problem solving, creativity and innovation. However, disconnected employees may withdraw and avoid working with one another, which may result in poor quality products and services. This can also negatively impact sales. It’s essential to remedy disconnected teams in the workplace so that employees can thrive and feel supported within a positive company culture. For more information on keeping employees connected, take a look at the accompanying resource.

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Brian Farrell is a coach, helping clients achieve their personal and professional goals. He's also the creator of the "QA2 Method". For more about Brian, visit