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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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