16 ideas to build connection
The last twelve months have seen significant changes in the way we interact at work.
Less often do we pass a colleague in the hall and spontaneously ask about their project, chat in the coffee line or spy something interesting on the printer.
Remote and hybrid working are diminishing those incidental collisions that build culture and drive innovation, eroding what is known as social capital.
How does this impact the organisation and what can be done?
“Without hallway conversations, chance encounters and small talk over coffee, it’s hard to feel connected to my immediate team, much less build meaningful connections across the company.”
Hannah McConnaughey, Microsoft
Impacts of Social Disconnection
Cultural disconnection – or diminished social capital – is a problem for many reasons:
Isolation and mental
on staff retention
Difficulties building trust
= less risk-taking
Hybrid Work and the Digital Workplace
The digital workplace – including the intranet – has a pivotal role in providing tools that help build social capital across the hybrid workplace. A sophisticated digital workplace with seamless technology and processes can be the ultimate tool to keep employees engaged and connected.
Here are 5 ideas to build connection, trust and culture in your organisation:
The daily pulse
Check in with people about how they are feeling with a simple poll, or make it a fun conversation starter
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