How to Bond With Co-workers In a Hybrid or Remote Workplace

Whether your company is completely remote or taking a hybrid approach, these tips will help you stay connected with your teammates.

We asked our Thrive community to share with us the creative ways they bond with co-workers in a hybrid or remote work environment. Which of these tips will you try?

“I encourage everyone to turn off their cameras during video calls! Many believe that by seeing each other we are bonding more. However, being on video and seeing yourself is extremely distracting. We don’t listen as well with all of the heads on the screen, especially your own. It makes people think that they need to act a certain way and that they are on the spot. It feels like you are in grammar school, like the teacher’s watching. We bond more by simply listening to each other.”

—Laura McHolm, Los Angeles, CA