Future of Work: Navigating The New Workplace Paradigms
How do leaders foster a sense of connection and community among a remote workforce?
There are several ways that leaders can foster a sense of connection and community among a remote workforce, including:
- Regular check-ins: Regular check-ins with team members can help to foster a sense of connection and ensure that everyone is on the same page. These check-ins might be one-on-one meetings, group video calls, or short updates via email or messaging.
- Virtual team-building activities: Virtual team-building activities can help to bring team members together and foster a sense of community. These activities might include virtual happy hours, team-building games, or even virtual team retreats.
- Encourage social interaction: Leaders can encourage social interaction among team members by providing opportunities for them to connect with each other outside of work. This might involve setting up virtual coffee breaks or other informal social events.
- Foster a sense of purpose: A sense of purpose can help to bring people together and create a sense of community. Leaders can foster a sense of purpose by clearly communicating the mission and goals of the organization and helping team members understand how their work fits into the bigger picture.
By staying in touch with team members, encouraging social interaction, and fostering a sense of purpose, leaders can help to create a strong and supportive community.
A sense of purpose can help to bring people together…
– James M. Kerr