Work Interruptions Can Lead To A Greater Sense of Belonging: Study

Two colleagues having a conversation

Forbes and Punjab Live covered a study lead by Harshad Puranik, Assistant Professor, Department of Managerial. According to the study, while there were downsides to interruptions at work, like raising levels of stress and lowering people’s energy, there was also an upside: Employees felt more like they “belonged” and that eventually led to higher job satisfaction.

“If the past year of social distancing and isolation has shown us anything, it is that humans are social beings who have an inherent need for interacting with others,” said Professor Puranik. “Our study revealed that by providing this avenue for social interaction with one’s colleagues, work interruptions led to a greater sense of belonging. This sense of belonging, in turn, led to higher job satisfaction.”