Working Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Feeling Alone
In an organization with a workforce predominantly working from home, staff members may be feeling abandoned, isolated, and disconnected from the company – and from one another.
Ask them! This was from a call I made recently to a large company. When I explained why I wanted to reach the HR department, the customer service rep said:
Currently, we do not have a physical office for our HR regarding your queries. I really do love the idea of connecting you to them since it would benefit me, as an employee of XXXXXXX. I would be included if there will be opportunities for team building and would be greatly happy with the experience that is provided by your company.
This front-line worker recognizes that things could be better for him at work but unfortunately, management does not seem to be aware of this. This is not surprising since our programs are so new to the work world as is the remote worker aspect of the work world. I’m here to tell you there is a better way.
Kalliergo programs, online or off, are highly effective in bringing the workforce together and helping staff members to feel connected to one another and to management. This was feedback from a participant of a Community Leadership program after he’d completed his program.
We are a closer knit and more collaborative group than before the program and the quality of our relationships has deepened. Lori did a great job of guiding us through the process and we all learned a great deal about ourselves through reflection and challenging each-others preconceived notions and ideas.
When one participant of this program began to apply what she’d learned, she received this letter from a member of her virtual team:
I’ve been here for more than 10 years, and I have to say that yesterday was my fav unit meeting ever. I loved learning about “community”. It’s obvious that this program was really life-changing for you and it really inspired us when you talked about it. Some people even had tears in their eyes.
Thank you for asking us questions so that we could get to know each other. I left the meeting feeling like I knew everybody a bit more. It’s a great way to feel connected together. Hopefully, we’ll get to do this more often.
This excellent article about the benefits of having a best friend at work demonstrates the value of building a community culture. You need to understand: A community is akin to an entire group of best friends who always have your back.
That makes offering Kalliergo programs to your staff the most effective support you can give to your workers whether they work remotely or come to the office.
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