Virtual communication is here with no sign of leaving. We are more connect digitally than ever before. However, it is very likely that you and your teams feel emotionally distant.
The working world has made gigantic leaps forward with digital communication. However these new technologies have created a new and growing chasm within our teams.
With the expansion of remote work, organizations are seeing their team members work more as individuals and less as a team. This means, that no matter how many collaboration tools you use, your team can fall into the trap of complacency. When communication is totally virtual, we lose the emotional connection to our work and lose sight of fulfillment with our roles.
To fix the communication challenges, we need reclaim the water-cooler moments. In the virtual world, it is too easy to eliminate niceties and pleasantries. When you do this, it eliminates the opportunity to forge relationships in the working environment. Your team needs a way to connect outside of standard work elements, requests, deadlines, and correspondence.
You can find out more tips for communicating effectively in a virtual workplace HERE