How do you encourage team members and employees to engage without a shared kitchen or the famous water cooler? How do you find the balance to provide social interaction without creating additional stress or video call fatigue? Do you have a strategy around communication flows outside of strictly work-related ideas?
Loneliness and a lack of belonging is the number one reason cited for making remote work so challenging. Firstly, you should bring your team together 2-3 times a year in person. In between, though, you can use intelligent communication design to foster belonging.
Learn to encourage communication and information sharing through structure instead of wearing yourself out through constant calls to action.
Building a community at work won’t happen through sheer will alone. An inclusive setup of your communication structure is the first step to engagement.