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Workers crave a sense of authentic connection with others and the best way to do that is by bringing people together in person. But it's not always a viable alternative.
One way to do that is to try to give everyone the same day off, give people a “theme” for an activity of their choosing on that day, and find a way for the team to share their adventures. This could be during a team call or a shared photo library.
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Weekly video check-ins or catch-ups are fantastic ways to create a sense of community and belongingness:
A co-located office develops its own personality through inside jokes, shared experiences, and a collaborative environment. A remote team needs to develop something similar.
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Learning about someone takes time and effort. But it also helps you as a team connect on a deeper level. One of the best ways to do this is with a game called Conspiracy Santa, a version of Secret Santa in which the team works together to pick the perfect gift:
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To better build rapport and counter isolation do the following:
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... that's capable of executing in a remote setup:
These few weekly half-hours small talk make work more enjoyable. Communication barriers are lowered and channels smoothened.
Mutual reliance, understanding, and coordination increase. Slowing down and making social time helps people be better teammates.
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