Team dynamics while the world is locked down
A happy and engaged team is vital when we’re all physically distanced. However, for many businesses keeping people together while working apart isn’t easy.
What are some simple things you can do to keep your people engaged and feeling like they’re part of something bigger?
Would love to hear what leaders around the world are deploying to engage and inspire remote teams while Corona Virus sweeps the globe.
We have found a few things working well for our teams:
- Regular stand ups
- Weekly retrospectives
- Focus on video conferencing over email/written communication
- On Fridays our happiness team post non-work related questions to get people sharing
- Mentoship programme
Each quarter during normal times our team members all meet up in person for 3-5 days of socialising and shared learning. We have had to move this online and it’s not the same but better than not doing it at all.
Hope this helps
How to survive a major crisis in an organization? How to thrive after? These are relevant, even crucial, questions. Especially today. Recently, I found valuable answers to these questions, as I was developing a case study for our Online Academy. This case is about Panelfisa, a NER Group company.
For many organisations, it’s been more than six months now working remotely. The team Zoom quizzes are a distant memory and recently it’s been difficult to keep the virtual coffee chats going, if they ever started in the first place. It’s just not the same as bumping into a colleague and having a spontaneous conversation right?
We are working hard to develop our very own online Corporate Rebels Academy, as mentioned in a previous post. The focus of this post will be on understanding the designs of progressive organizations—especially the large ones that organize without middle-managers. Think Buurtzorg and Haier.