Here are 15 ideas to boost workplace interactions and connectivity:
1. Don’t chastise people for mingling.
Chatting around the watercooler (or in Slack) might seem like wasted time, but conversations build relationships. If your employees enjoy mingling or having a debate during the workday, let them.
2. Discourage one-way communication.
Many businesses take a top-down approach to communication. Don’t call us; we’ll call you. Making communication a two-way street will empower your employees, boost engagement and help you uncover potential problems.
3. Prioritize regular content creation.
Encouraging employees (from different departments) to create high-quality content helps people inject their personality into the company. Responding to colleagues’ content on social media promotes engagement.
4. Incorporate mobile technologies.
Smartphone and tablet use continues to rise, so it pays to adopt a mobile-first strategy in whatever you produce or use.
5. Attend conferences as a team.
Conferences can be great for team-building and getting to know your colleagues beyond surface-level conversations.