Keep Your Team Connected in a Hybrid Workplace
As we approach the three year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Wellness author and expert Mark Ostach says there is a void in the hybrid workplace that addresses the need to foster a sense of connecting and belonging beyond virtual happy hours and annual in-person events. Enter Virtual Gatherings 🙂
What is a virtual gathering?
What Happens At a Virtual Gathering?
Virtual Gatherings are intentional time dedicated to fostering social connection among employees. They are ideally for new hires, cross department interaction, or people feeling disconnected from their team. Virtual Gatherings are typically 60 minutes long and include 4 ice-breaker style prompts that allow employees to get to know each other in breakout rooms. In between icebreakers, a brief learning moment is led by Mark through storytelling to help deepen social growth and help encourage connection & belonging.
“100% of our team works remotely, ” says Danielle Williams, Vice President of Talent at Class Valuation, one of the top Appraisal Management Companies in the Nation. “Having Mark lead bi-monthly Virtual Gatherings has been a great way to keep our team socially connected and has brought a sense of community that was lost while we transitioned into a hybrid environment,” stated Williams.