We don’t use Slack at work, so … no nifty Donut plug-in. After my global hybrid team went fully remote after the pandemic started, I took it upon myself to mimic the social roulette wheel that Donut offers. It’s been going strong for months now. We’re split among 3 different continents, and every Wednesday morning I assign the team into four random groups and post them, along with the contact details for each of our four recurring WebEx meetings. It’s been delightful to get to know my team members outside the context of our daily professional assignments.
The rules are simple:
How do you get to know your colleagues better while you’re virtual? What has worked well for you in your workplace?