Now that many of us are working from home (WFH), are you feeling isolated from your colleagues and missing your daily interactions? Here are 5 tips to continue your interactions and make work from home fun!
1. Show & Tell
Showcase your Workspace – After you have settled on your workspace, decorate it if you have the space and compete on who has the cleanest or messiest desk! The cleanest workspace.
Introduce your new co-workers. They can be your loved ones or your pet. Bring them to your online meeting with your colleagues!
This co-worker sleeps on the job!
WFH Cribs – Show your teammates a room in your house you spend the most time in!
Breaks – share the breaks that you have been taking e.g. enjoying a vision break by looking out from your balcony or your rooftop.
2. Get Creative
Have a theme – Get creative with your meetings by having a theme e.g. Mad Hatters Day
Pantry chats – Have a separate WhatsApp group / Microsoft Teams chat where people can come on to just chat about anything! Just like how you would if you bump into each other in the office!
Play a game e.g. organize a team call, have a drink and have each colleague share three things about oneself, of which two are real and one is false. The others will then make a guess on which one is false.
Dress up for your meetings! Your team could have a common theme, e.g., Polka dots, something yellow, sunglasses – use your imagination!
Steve Crouch, Chubb’s Country President in Malaysia, is all dressed up in something yellow for his team meeting.
Holiday Dress Up – With travelling restricted, we can at least dress like we’re on a holiday, right? Beachwear for a beach holiday?
4. Let’s Eat/Drink
Continue having team lunches together by eating together over lunchtime!
Have a lunch competition on who can make the fanciest/healthiest lunch to bring to the meeting. Get your colleagues drooling over your food.
Schedule a Happy Hour and drink a toast to the week. Work from Home is different, but it can be fun with a cold drink.
5. Let’s Celebrate
Birthday celebrations don’t have to stop. Deliver a birthday cake to the birthday girl/boy and celebrate!