While remote and hybrid work are highly desirable for employees around the world, the reality of maintaining team cohesion is team leaders have to be even more intentional than they would have to in the office. Building authentic relationships with coworkers can end up getting pushed to the side when employees are dispersed and your only “face-time” is on stagnant video conferencing platforms. Yet, at the same time, relationship building and strong team cohesion is absolutely critical for increasing employee engagement, improving performance, and retention of top talent.
For team leaders looking to increase team cohesion with remote or hybrid teams, we have a simple 3 week plan for a guaranteed boost in team bonding. Download the guide now, or for a preview on the content, read more below.
To help get you started, here is a brief overview of how the program works. The leader’s role includes sending a few emails and hosting a weekly interactive gathering with activities focused on building team cohesion. Each week revolves around one of the three pillars of relationship building:
- Identifying Shared Values
- Activating the Give-Get Cycle
- Accomplishing Goals Together
The most important thing in this program is repetition. As remote and hybrid teams have found, being around your coworkers for non-work chat or activities can have a detrimental effect on your mental health. And while it’s easy to rely on the HR department to plan parties and virtual gatherings, regular team gatherings are essential to working and feeling as a team.
We suggest having weekly gatherings that are more than just team meetings, offering a time for that office banter or water-cooler chit chat among everyone. Whether this comes in the form of a happy hour, a trivia game, or just a time to hang out, virtual team gatherings on a regular basis will have a positive effect on your team cohesion.
Improving company culture and team cohesion can seem like a daunting task. But Scoot is here to help make it as easy as possible.
The Scoot platform is a revolutionary virtual meeting and events platform used by over 3300 companies around the world to accelerate business and grow healthier relationships. Rather than being stuck in a tile, meeting attendees can move around the room for spontaneous smaller conversations.
We’d love to show you how Scoot can be used to help increase your team cohesion and build stronger relationships. Schedule a demo so we can show you how it can help you, or reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.