Although ITC Group has always been under pressure to ensure and maintain work performance, we still keep a culture of happy, sociable, and collaborative work. However, when affected by the Covid19 epidemic, we recognize the importance of the interaction and working culture of our members, while we have to work from home to ensure productivity and motivation.
Here are ideas to have an online positive working culture.
Celebrate online parties
You can organize online parties without directly contacting each other. Instead of insisting on having many people join the party, the online party can be an interesting experience that you can try once in your life with your colleagues.
The party may come from the inspiration of members or after completing a project. In addition, national holidays or internal corporate vacations can also be organized online, as long as everyone is happy to join. Everyone can enjoy their own food together by sharing screens. They also have a drink and say cheer together. Indeed, if everyone feels highly enthusiastic, the atmosphere is as exciting as a traditional offline party.
Board games are a kind of game that is suitable for team building activities. And this is also a new experience when you have to play interactive games via a chat tool. In fact, there are many online board game versions that are available for users to download. However, the traditional Board games have a certain attraction with a group of communities who are big fans of board games. It is believed to generate the interaction and manipulate user mindset better the online games.
In particular, Werewolf, a board game type, is too familiar for most people because of its popularity and attractiveness. If you do not know what this game is, you can find out more. However, if you are familiar with a game that is both interactive and collaborative, playing this game through a computer screen is certainly a considerable challenge, but it is also quite interesting and worth trying.
Happy hours or activities together
For most businesses, employees always have a relaxing time frame, also known as happy hours. Typically, happy hours are the time when people order food together and have chatting to reduce stress. But if we are working from home, ordering and shipping in different places is probably not ideal. Instead, we can prepare our own meals and share photos of our dishes together, and participate in the conversation as usual. So, who said that social distancing is boring?
Besides, if you're tired of food and you want to keep fit and healthy after the end of the social distancing period, why don't we spend some happy hours working out together. Doing exercises together and observing everyone's efforts are the motivation for everyone to practice more effectively.
Lego collection, Marvel heroes, or any collection that you can share with the team during the break. This can be considered as a natural way to start a conversation and make it easier to create topics. In addition, you can also explain more information about your collection. Perhaps, you can find someone having similar interests as you. However, if you intend to take everyone on a tour of your house, make sure that everyone is happy about it because it will take a lot of time.
To make the activity more exciting, why don't we organize a contest to see the best sharing or the most interesting shared items which are voted by people in the poll? The winner will get a special gift. And this will be the agent that motivates people to actively respond and create more joy in the working process.
Show up your workspace
On the other hand, to be able to create an effective working atmosphere even at home, you also need to prepare yourself for a real workspace. A shared workspace idea also makes you more responsible for having a nice and comfortable one. You absolutely have the right to be creative and decorate yours with anything you prefer, including food, plants, and so on. But you ensure that your personal belongings should not be inappropriate for workspaces or causes of distractions at work.
Keep motivation and joyful culture during the remote work quarantine
Building an active working culture during social distancing will bring a lot of positive effects. However, it does not necessarily take much time and effort because there will be solutions that simplify the maintenance of collaboration and performance in the team. Particularly, Zoom or Google Hangout will make it easy for you to make video calls. In contrast, Slack or Microsoft Team will be a collaboration application that helps internal users can easily exchange and discuss with each other wherever they work. On the other hand, if you are managing a project, small or large scale, you can use applications like UpDiagram to manage your online work, but also ensure collaboration and synchronization with the applications. These can be considered as suitable solutions to help users to overcome the difficult period that the Covid19 pandemic causes. But there are still positive things that we can overcome together. We are always ready to work and ensure the quality and progress of products that meet the needs of customers even in time of social distancing quarantine.