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  • Self assessment and team assessment to evaluate connectedness
  • Proven strategies to model and create honest human connections
  • Synchronous and asynchronous ideas to be implemented immediately

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Friendship and community grow easiest where people share space on a recurring basis. Consequently, many people rely on their work as their primary socialization hub. Remote work has interrupted this default setting. Suddenly, many people struggle with loneliness. Even with regular 1-1s, managers can feel helpless when faced with disconnected team members. Increasing social hangouts won’t replace having a coffee, especially as those hangouts are adding to the ever increasing amount of video calls. Instead, managers can model and facilitate alternative ways of building communities for their team members.

Disclaimer: While this workshop helps managers to facilitate an environment where outside-work connections and activities are facilitated, this is not a replacement for therapy for those who suffer from anxiety or depression.

Target Audience: People Managers on all levels.

About the Expert

With over a decade of remote experience, Valentina helps leaders and managers to adapt to distributed and hybrid realities, helping them to excel in the art of remote people management. As Empress of Product at Klaus (a conversation review platform for support teams), she leads the product organization of the fast growing SaaS startup HQs in Estonia and employees across Europe. Previous experiences include leadership roles at companies like Automattic and Yahoo Right Media, as well as the startup space. Originally from Germany, she lives close to Barcelona with her twin pre-schoolers. Yes, she does wear a tiara.

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