It goes without saying, but the last 4 months have significantly shifted the way businesses operate. Most businesses have transitioned to a remote workforce and are well into the process of establishing a new “norm” for their teams. Employees are setting up home offices, organizing their days, and are trying to remain productive. BUT, being isolated 24/7 can take a toll on your mental health.
Your workplace is more than just a place to do your job: it’s where you have meetings with clients, connect with your partners, and support and inspire your colleagues. A traditional office allows you to chat with your colleagues, bond, and build relationships through social interactions. It’s just not “work work work”, you get to learn about each other's hobbies, families and build stronger rapport. Accordingly, it can be challenging to stay connected when you’re not in the office anymore.
To combat isolation and loneliness, it’s important to maintain communication and contact within your team. Here are 4 tips you can use to help your team stay connected and thrive through this unprecedented time.