UTRECHT, The Netherlands, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The largest global study on connection, performed in 14 countries among 10,000 respondents, shows that strongly connected people have more enjoyment in their lives and in their work. They are not only happier, but more successful. Strongly connected people have a better idea of what they want in life and how they can achieve it. The study, carried out by &intoconnection, proves that connection has a tremendous positive influence on people's lives. Therefore, on June 21st, &intoconnection will be starting a global campaign to inspire people to connect with others.
U.S. in the sub top of connection
&intoconnection performed a study on what it means for people to be strongly or weakly connected. Due to the international nature of the study, it is not only possible to measure connection by country, but it is also possible to compare connection between countries. The 14 countries studied were China, Japan, the U.S., Russia, Germany, Great Britain, France, Spain, South Africa, Argentina, Israel, Turkey, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The U.S. scored just above average, thereby making it a sub top performer. The Japanese scored the lowest on connection. The best connected are the Argentinians and the South Africans.
Connection starts with yourself, but is dependent on others
The most important insight that the study provided is that every
relationship of connection can be strengthened by investing in 'connecting
with yourself', meaning that you have a clear idea of what you want and what
you can do. The greater your self-knowledge, the stronger you are connected
with others, with the organization where you work and with society. The
theory of connection indicates that people can only improve their
self-knowledge in relation to others. People therefore need each other.
Connection with others is characterized by op
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