Building Connection in Disconnected Times

3 February 2021 at 14:00 UTC (Convert to Local Time)

Overview

This year many of us have been thrust unexpectedly into an online world – and although many of us have to some extent been meeting with clients and colleagues online in the past, there has usually been some form of personal contact blended in. 2020 changed that. With very little time to prepare, the world for many became a succession of Zoom/Teams/Meet meetings.

The 2020 Buffer State of Remote Work Survey shows that over the past three years of putting out their report, the two main struggles that remain in the top three are difficulties with collaboration/communication, and with loneliness.

Our Focus Group conversation this month considers what we can do, whether external to the team as a Team Coach, or internally as a Team Leader or OD/HRBP/Change professional to help the teams and people we work with feel more connected and supported in these anxious times.