These days, many of us are fortunate to be able to work from home, and maintian safe social-distancing protocol amoungst our work teams. The conveience and flexiblity of a WFH arrangement can be highly rewarding, but video conferencing fatigue and a general sense of disconnect are very real experiences as well.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the world in immeasurable ways, and our everyday grinds are no less impacted at the individual level. However, working remotely does not have to be any less engaging as we navigate the health and safety or our communities and professional networks. The same technology that allows us to work from the comfort of our couches also presents creative opportunities for teams to interact virtually, even in circumstances that aren’t ideal. The same possibilies exsist for professioanl networkig groups, event-based membership organizations like MarCom, and other in-person business operations.
In fact, for many teams, the dynamic switch to working remotely has helped solidify processes and touch points that keep people connected and engaged. Here at MarCom, we have certainly been abale to stay productive as a Board by utlizing web-based organization tools like Slack, and leveraging video conferencing services such as Zoom to host meetings, breakfast programs, and even a Saprk Award virtual cerimony.
Most importantly, strong relationships are what help people stay productive and maintain business continuity, while also boosting morale during challenging times. Below are a few tips to help any team bond and stay connected while working remotely. Let us know which ones you currently use or are excited to try!