Aloneness, loneliness, solitude

A social scientist believes that although being alone can make people feel lonely, it can also have some positive effects! 


Answer the questions as you listen.

Write NO MORE THAN TWO WORDS for each answer.
  1. Read through the questions and try to predict answers.
  2. Listen and fill gaps in the text with suitable words or phrases.
  3. Click (or touch) 'Check your answers'.
  • Feedback colours: Correct - Incorrect - Not answered
  • After submitting answers a link to an answer key will appear at the bottom of the page. Clicking highlighted words in this key will reveal the location of the answer in the tapescript.
  • This activity includes 10 questions.

OK I understand

Professions affected by working in isolation

  • Scientific researchers
  • drivers
  • Knowledge workers

Negative psychological effects of working in isolation

  • depression
  • stress
  • lack of
  • burnout

One response to the problem of isolation in the workplace has been the introduction of environments.

Positive and negative aloneness

negative positive
isolation, which leads to solitude, which leads to and a productive state

Aloneness as a thinking tool – an experiment

The researcher..

  • ..walked alone from Sydney to Melbourne
  • ..carried baggage weighing 20kg
  • ..slept in
    • a
    • pubs
    • Airbnbs
    • roadside

The researcher..

  • ..enjoyed his solitude
  • ..experienced loneliness
  • ..forgot certain social , for example eating with others

Conclusion

There is a need to manage the consequences of isolation.Opportunities for solitude at work may lead to more diverse and innovation.

Professions affected by working in isolation

  • Scientific researchers
  • Freight vehicle/truck (1) drivers
  • Knowledge workers

Negative psychological effects of working in isolation

  • depression
  • stress
  • lack of motivation (2)
  • burnout
  • missing out (3)

One response to the problem of isolation in the workplace has been the introduction of co-working/co working/coworking (4) environments.

Positive and negative aloneness

negative positive
isolation, which leads to loneliness (5) solitude, which leads to creativity (6) and a productive state

Aloneness as a thinking tool – an experiment

The researcher..

  • ..walked alone from Sydney to Melbourne
  • ..carried baggage weighing 20kg
  • ..slept in
    • a tent (7)
    • pubs
    • Airbnbs
    • roadside motels (8)

The researcher..

  • ..enjoyed his solitude
  • ..experienced loneliness
  • ..forgot certain social etiquette (9), for example eating with others

Conclusion

There is a need to manage the consequences of isolation.Opportunities for solitude at work may lead to more diverse ideas (10) and innovation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>