A Virtual Connection

by | Nov 4, 2020

While our world is very connected, that doesn’t mean we are.

Everything we need to contact someone is literally in the palm of our hands. A picture, text message or tweet can let your friends, family and total strangers stay up to date on your life.

And thanks to Zoom, Microsoft Teams and similar programs, our workday has also gone virtual. But according to Yahoo Finance, these programs can be a burden and a gift.

With your employees scattered around the country or the world, there are fewer chances of interaction. Gone are the days of grabbing coffee or lunch with your coworker or happy hour after a long day.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t adapt. Behavioral experts suggest building things into the workday such as virtual games, huddles in smaller groups or carve out time for people to chat about day-to-day life.

In some cases, people don’t want to sit in front of a screen for longer than necessary. In that case, experts say pick up the phone and call. You know, that thing your phone is actually meant for.

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