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Keep connected with your team

Keep connected with your team

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In recent weeks, Make Yourself at Home has been exploring the top challenges raised in our recent Covid-19 employee survey. This week, we are focusing on ways in which colleagues who are working from home can still feel connected with their team.

Whether you miss going for lunch together, seeing spontaneous funny moments in person, or discussing weekend plans - it’s fair to say that working from home leads to less social interaction. As we know from our extensive research on Quality of Life, this can leave people feeling disconnected, and some teams longing for a sense of togetherness.

Technology can provide great tools for staying connected, but it needs a helping hand!

When lockdown restrictions first came in to place, many of us rushed to embrace good habits around maintaining a 'team vibe'. As we continue to adjust to the new normal, it’s important to consider what we can do, what we are comfortable with doing, and what really makes the difference for our teams.

A new guide featuring five (simple, yet fabulous) ideas on how to tackle the challenge of connectedness is now available to download. The guide covers:

  • Talking openly about the challenge – and how you can tackle it together
  • Re-imagining commute time
  • Trying out new techniques together
  • The power of buddies
  • How to re-invent the 'water cooler' chat

It’s suitable for both managers and team members, and provides handy hints on how to turn the featured ideas into action.


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Thank you for saluting our Forces

Thank you for saluting our Forces

Last week was Armed Forces Week (22 to 28 June 2020); a celebration of the Armed Forces across the region who keep us safe, and an opportunity for Sodexo to celebrate our own teams who support the military community every day.


Salute our Forces

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Recognising your Hidden Heroes

As we continue to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work together to rise again, we must all make sure to continue thanking those making a difference every day.

Have a Safe Day Awards 2020

Our health and safety champions

Our region’s 2020 Have a Safe Day Award finalists were announced last week, with two individuals and one team nominated by you being shortlisted for the global finals - discover who they are and what they did to be nominated.

We will not be silent

We will not be silent

After recent events in the United States of America and across the world, read a message prepared for all colleagues from the executive co-sponsors of our Culture & Origins employee network that recognises the feelings of frustration, anger and pain stretching beyond the USA into the UK and Ireland.

Volunteer's Week 2020

Volunteers' Week 2020

This Volunteers' Week (1 to 7 June 2020) we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate all the Sodexo Hidden Heroes across the region who have been supporting their communities through volunteering, both prior to and during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

We will rise again

We will rise again

With the launch of rise with Sodexo, Sodexo Ambassador Matt Dawson takes the opportunity in his last Hidden Heroes video message to thank just some of your colleagues who are already helping our clients to safely reopen their doors.

Hidden Heroes

You are helping us to rise

Last week we saw the launch of rise with Sodexo, our new programme aimed at helping our clients prepare to reopen or be reconfigured to meet the requirements of their new normal. We know that this means the hard work continues for many of you, and for some this work is already underway, so this week we are celebrating our Hidden Heroes who are helping our clients rise with confidence.

Spreading kindness with Matt

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This week, you have all been spreading the joy of kindess in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week (18 to 24 May 2020) and IDAHOBIT (17 May 2020), supporting each other, friends, family and the communities where we operate. This week Matt thanks just a few of our Hidden Heroes truly paying it forward.