30 Ideas in 30 Minutes | Creative Ways to Foster an Emotionally Connected Culture


The workplace is quickly becoming society's social hub and, for some, the only way to commune. But the quality of those interactions is often lacking, leading to an overwhelming epidemic of loneliness. This loneliness—and its detrimental side effects, including declining physical and psychological health—impacts employees, both at work and in their personal lives.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Join us for a fast-paced exploration of how you can infuse opportunities for high-quality connection points throughout the employee experience. We'll share insights about this alarming trend, discuss how it's impacting the health and well-being of your workforce and—most importantly—share a variety of ideas that your organization can immediately implement.

You'll learn:

  • Why social relationships are crucial for maintaining strong physical and psychological well-being
  • How building meaningful connections among employees promotes workplace satisfaction and productivity
  • New ideas for facilitating meaningful team member interaction in a variety of workplace environments
  • Lessons learned from others who have successfully created highly-connected cultures
  • How to anticipate—and manage—c-suite objections to the added investment for these activities.

Sponsored By


Christina Zurek, SHRM-CP & CEP

Insights & Strategy Leader | ITA Group

Christina Zurek manages the research and development that drives ITA Group’s employee experience solutions. In her role, she leverages her passion for motivating and engaging people alongside more than ten years of client solution consultation and development experience for Fortune 1000 organizations.

Erica Carranza

VP, Consumer Psychology | Chadwick Martin Bailey

She earned her doctorate in social psychology from Princeton University and has over ten years of experience leading research for major brands. At CMB, she lends her expertise to helping clients gain a unique edge in the market. Prior to CMB, she led insights research at American Express, where she was a recipient of the CMO Award for Achievement in Excellence.

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