How Do we Build Strong Home Working Teams?

Seventeen questions to ask your teams about team building, with some potential solutions:

1. Have you got the right life-work or work-life balance? Working well from home means a good healthy balance between work, family or care responsibilities, social-life and productive work.

  • virtual pub crawl
  • team quiz
  • team lunch
  • Fun facts on Monday (about your market, a department or your business, your founders) to build the sense of identify and connection
  • Crazy challenges on Friday — like ‘can you rewrite the company slogan to make a 5 year old laugh’
  • Share a joke (that your granny would enjoy)
  • Choose a film to watch over the weekend to share experiences next week

Summary:

The stand out observation is that if you can only do one thing — do this — build community — both with your teams but beyond too; so, with your clients, customers, supporters and suppliers.

Both the community strength and the ability to build communities will empower your teams and organisations to thrive in whatever post-coronavirus environment we find ourselves in.

Thanks:

I’m particularly indebted to Helen Williams of Vitaccess — a medical data company, and Sarah Mintey of Developing Experts — an Ed Tech company, for joining me and sharing deep insight and wisdom during our regular Friday 10am UK time / 11am CET ‘open house’ coaching calls. If you want to join these free scaleup coaching sessions click here for details.

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