As a manager of a firm with a traditional office, you can hold events from time to time in which you get the team together for something non-work related to help build a sense of comradery, togetherness, trust, and support among each other.
But if you get rid of the office and have employees that work in different places... what events or alternatives can you do as a manager to help build that same comradery, togetherness, trust, and support among each other?
I believe that is different than the "water-cooler" question because the OP is asking for a replacement for quick, in-office, "water-cooler" moments rather than a replacement for those longer, out-of-office, teambuilding, events (there may not be some, but I would love to hear if someone has ideas!). Valuable for me to read anyway (thanks!), but it doesn't feel like it's asking the same question
( 5 months ago )
Organize something good enough so that that people would actually want to travel to participate in.
I used to work for a company where the majority of the team spent their time working remotely on customers sites or at home. Every so often, we'd get an invitation to an event at HQ where we'd all get together and do something.
Of course this somewhat depends on the geographical spread of your employees (if there's a wide enough spread, local events might suffice).
Remote workers attending a virtual event might not be so attractive.