The Fall of the Office Ping Pong Tables
From yoga classes to gourmet meals to waterfalls, pre-pandemic offices were built so employees never really wanted to leave. Company culture was a side effect of tangible office perks, and connecting with colleagues was as easy as turning a swivel chair around to join the office discussion about the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. Now, connecting with colleagues is only possible through a screen, and in-office benefits are a thing of the distant past (it's not like a company can ship a ping pong table to their employees' houses). So how do you boost WFH morale? How do you ensure employees are connecting in a meaningful way? How do you build a culture when everyone in the office is apart?
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Chris Voce is the Customer Engagement Strategist at Citrix. Read more about his work on employee engagement.
Hope Bear is the Chief People Officer at AWeber, an email marketing company based in Philadelphia.