Washington DC Women’s Forum 2022: Relationship-Building in a Post-Pandemic World

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Cornerstone Research hosted “Relationship-Building in a Post-Pandemic World,” a networking event featuring Dr. Constance Hadley of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.

The rise of remote and hybrid work has upended traditional office dynamics, leaving many employees feeling disconnected. The impacts of the pandemic have disproportionately affected women, many of whom are now re-examining the boundaries of work and home life with different expectations. Loneliness, inequity, and burnout are top of mind.

Many workplace discussions center on helping people find more meaning at work and identifying hidden problems or roadblocks. Is work being shared equitably? Are relationships developing in a manner that supports careers and organizational goals? Do employees feel psychologically safe?

Dr. Hadley shared strategies for how to build connections in a hybrid workplace, counter loneliness and burnout, increase social support networks for women, and create a culture of psychological safety.

To explore these questions, we welcomed Constance Hadley, of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. A sought-after speaker, Dr. Hadley is a leading expert on the future of work, team dynamics, and inclusive cultures. In a research-based talk, she shared strategies for how to build connections in a hybrid workplace, offering practical steps to counter loneliness and burnout, increase social support networks for women, and create a culture of psychological safety.

This presentation was sponsored by Cornerstone Research Women’s Forum, which fosters discussion of thought-provoking topics relevant to professionals working in the legal community. The evening offered valuable content, lively conversation, and networking with local women legal professionals and senior staff of Cornerstone Research.

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Constance Hadley
Questrom School of Business
Boston University

About the Speaker

Connie Hadley is an organizational psychologist and expert on topics such as trust, teamwork, psychological safety, employee loneliness, and well-being at work. Dr. Hadley’s work has been published in the Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review, and featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Wired, among other media outlets.

Dr. Hadley has worked in management consulting at McKinsey & Company and in marketing and operations at General Mills, Inc. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in social psychology from Princeton University.

Women in Leadership: Q&A with Connie Hadley

 

Dr. Hadley discusses her background, recent research, and building more psychologically safe and inclusive workplaces.

Read the Q&A >