You are surely missing the days when you could meet with your colleagues and enjoy their physical presence. In our case, we had a table soccer that we always used to make a team. But now that it’s pandemic time, many companies have adapted to teleworking and physical presence has become very diluted.
In this article we will review some tips and strategies to continue generating team spirit despite the distance.
A rather interesting idea, since the confinement is not total, is to create a couple of weekly meetings in a park or a pleasant place to rest. Where workers can meet and exchange impressions without the need to be in an office or on Skype.
The contact with nature will help to strengthen the team spirit in these difficult times.
Attention to recognition
Another very important element is the recognition of employees when they work away from the office. A worker at home may have a certain feeling of isolation, but if they receive a little more positive input and feedback from their bosses, a little more than usual in physical presence, their morale will be strengthened and their work will acquire a definite sense, despite the isolation.
Acknowledging the successes of colleagues on public channels is also an essential element in creating a good atmosphere.
Take advantage of online games
This opens up a wide range that should be organized in teams. There are simple and direct games like Trivia, which the whole team can do together, and then multiplayer games of all kinds where you can create dynamics of Team Building (for example, by departments).
Something that, for sure, was shared by those of you who worked full time, was food. This exchange can continue perfectly beyond the physical presence. Getting together to eat or set up food competitions, even if it’s online, will bring you together through taste and pleasure and help strengthen office relationships.
Suggest a topic outside of work to talk about during the week
A common thing that some companies with established teleworking do, is to create specific chat rooms and Off-topic. In them you can talk about anything. It is interesting to create a weekly room on a topic that has nothing to do with work and that people discuss, reaching agreements, and thus getting to know each other better.
In short, there are many ways to encourage Team-Building even when you are far away and separated. Inventiveness is what is needed. Here we have left you some starting points to begin with.