The Importance of Belonging

Source: Ernst & Young Published: May 2019 n = 1,000 employed US adults

Source: Ernst & Young
Published: May 2019
n = 1,000 employed US adults

The Importance of Belonging

Circulated: January 17, 2020

Researchers found that 39% of respondents say that when colleagues check in with them about how they are doing, both personally and professionally, they feel the greatest sense of belonging at work.

Take away: By reaching out on a personal level, we can make colleagues feel significantly more valued and connected.

Where employees feel the greatest sense of belonging:

  • Workplace — 34%

  • Neighborhood communities — 19%

  • Places of worship — 17%

Take away: Businesses have never had a bigger responsibility and opportunity to build community.