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.