More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’d be happier if they had deeper connections with work colleagues, according to a survey by technology company Nectar.

The survey, which polled 800 U.S. employees, found while a majority (85 per cent) chat with someone outside of their department regularly, just two-fifths speak with someone outside of their team daily (42 per cent) or with colleagues in adjacent departments (43 per cent) weekly. Indeed, five per cent said they never talk to someone outside of their team.

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Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of male workers and 66 per cent of females expressed a desire to have more meaningful bonds with work colleagues. The survey also found respondents aged 18 to 24 (81 per cent), 25 to 34 (73 per cent) and 35 to 44 (75 per cent) were more likely to say they’d be happier with increased connection compared to those aged 45 to 54 (58 per cent) and older (47 per cent).

Despite this, just 37 per cent of respondents said they have weekly one-on-ones with their manager and even fewer (24 per cent) said they have monthly one-on-ones. Notably, just 43 per cent said they have weekly team meetings and 25 per cent said these meetings happen monthly.

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