HBR: what a year of WFH has done to our relationships at work
“In sum, a culture of kindness, fun, and cooperative collaboration is just as important to the bottom line as your daily to-do list.”
In a Harvard Business Review article, What a Year of WFH Has Done to Our Relationships at Work, Nancy Baym, Jonathan Larson, and Ronnie Martin from Microsoft pointed out some things to consider as we work to break down silos and build social capital in a remote-working world.
- Proactive and intentional: schedule 1:1s, share learnings, and invite outside feedback and opinions.
- Reward and recognise: encourage social support – focus not just on “individual accomplishments, but also on how employees build on and support the work of others.”
- Intentional and inclusive meetings: bring back the banter! Include social elements to encourage connections and fun, and appoint a role – moderator and facilitator – so everyone has a voice.
Check out the full article here.
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