Last week we touched on some of the challenges of remote working. Although we have embraced this when we asked the team what they miss about the office one said “I really miss those water cooler moments”. The rest of the team agreed so we set about creating a virtual watercooler!
Here is what we do:
1) We use Teams as a messaging medium, on there we set up groups based around work streams but we also have some more social groups. Our Meme group is especially good!
2) Our catch up calls start with a quick update from everyone on how they are feeling and what they have been doing.
3) We are re-instating Friday drinks at 5pm but virtually of course.
4) We do meet face to face, in small groups, and we try to make these meetings as social as possible with lunch out or drinks.
Any other ideas that we are missing? Suggestions very welcome