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Work Better Together in 2020 - Shared screen with speaker view
Sam Huntington
27:12
Welcome everyone! Please introduce yourselves in here - we’d love to see your names, where you’re dialing in from, and what you’re hoping to take away from today’s session.Please make sure that your chat is set to send to “Panelists and Attendees” so we can all see your comments!
Lucy Coogan
27:48
Hey, I'm Lucy from Vancouver BC! Hoping to get some new ideas for team connection in the new year, particularly for new hires
Sam Huntington
28:00
Hi Lucy!
Elizabeth Velez
28:17
Hello. I’m Lili calling from NYC. Looking for ways to improve connections on a remote team.
Jessica Kelso
28:20
Jess in San Francisco! New to Donut in general so trying to learn whatever I can :)
Allison Gordon
28:21
Hi! I’m Allie, calling in from San Francisco. Excited to get some unique ideas for team bonding activities for my org!
John Foster
28:23
Johnny Foster
James Hall
28:33
Hi All - Jimmy Hall from Boston; hoping to learn more about connecting employees across offices
Sam Huntington
28:41
If you have any questions, drop them in the Q+A section and we’ll make sure to answer them at the end of the webinar :)
Yazmarr Williams
28:46
Hello! I’m Yaz from Atlanta. Looking for how to make a process that doesn’t feel gimmicky.
Sam Huntington
28:56
Hi Jimmy, Hi Mari! Welcome!
Lisa Eckel
29:01
Hi. Lisa from Philadelphia. Hoping to get some creative ideas on getting team members connected whether remote or in our main office.
Sam Huntington
29:12
👋 Yaz!
Sam Huntington
30:41
We really like this piece from Harvard Business review that talks about the importance of friends at work (and cites the Gallup study with this finding): https://hbr.org/2013/07/we-all-need-friends-at-work
Venus Jorgia
33:06
Hey there, Venus from NYC
Mari Moreshead
33:28
We are totally remote and use donut! We have a group that comes up with a suggested prompt for the groupings.
Venus Jorgia
33:36
My office is currently only 15 people so its more person to person
Allison Gordon
33:44
We’re setting up roundtables during staff lunches, where colleagues can share what their team has been working on or just talk about a fun hobby/activity that interests them
Lisa Eckel
34:27
We use donut. Started with 12 people and now have 40 in the group. Would like more participation from our remote team members.
Jenn Vukojevic
34:29
The majority of my company is remote and we use donut and create fun water cooler slack channels
Sam Huntington
35:12
Love the roundtables idea Allison, very cool
Lucy Coogan
35:51
5
Sam Huntington
35:53
That’s awesome Jenn!
Yazmarr Williams
35:54
5
Elizabeth Velez
35:58
5
Mari Moreshead
35:58
3/5
Lisa Eckel
35:58
5 - we do this as part of our process
Allison Gordon
36:01
4
Venus Jorgia
36:11
3-5, it depends on the role
Lani Dodds
38:30
Hi, I’m Lani, from New Zealand. I work with companies on their culture and brand and one of the things we often find that people simple don’t know ‘the real’ each other at work, they don’t know the real person behind the job mask. So I’m here to find out about how others are getting teams to build real connections.
Sam Huntington
39:36
Fantastic, welcome Lani!
Sam Huntington
41:48
If you’re interested in reading up on remote trends, here’s a piece from CNBNC that cites the IWG study: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/30/70-percent-of-people-globally-work-remotely-at-least-once-a-week-iwg-study.html
Allison Gordon
49:29
3
Margaret Fero
49:30
4
Elizabeth Velez
49:31
3
Lisa Eckel
49:31
4
Sarah Parsoneault
49:41
4
Yazmarr Williams
49:41
3
Venus Jorgia
49:43
5 but that’s mainly because we’re a small company
Sam Huntington
54:38
Harvard Business Review has some good tips for leveraging peer learning: https://hbr.org/2018/11/how-to-help-your-employees-learn-from-each-other
Sam Huntington
57:10
Anyone in the chat already running a peer mentorship or peer learning program?
Margaret Fero
57:44
👋
Sam Huntington
01:06:24
Ideas that don’t involve alcohol:
Jessica Kelso
01:06:37
We did a ramen making class, it was great!
Sam Huntington
01:07:16
Classes, game night (rent space, ex: breather), pot luck snack party,
Jessica Kelso
01:07:19
Volunteering!
Yazmarr Williams
01:07:24
This is more intimate, but our company gets lots of tickets to various events and we raffle them off so people from various departments of the company get to meet each other
Margaret Fero
01:07:53
we do large Lego sets
Jessica Kelso
01:08:04
Mini golf :)
Lani Dodds
01:09:12
bush walks
Lani Dodds
01:10:12
go to exhibitions together
Sam Huntington
01:11:48
thank you for this incredible list! We will circulate after the broadcast!
Jessica Kelso
01:12:37
We have a movie club and a book club and we chat about it in dedicated slack channels so people all around the world can join in.
Margaret Fero
01:14:28
We do free online courses together sometimes, too!
Lisa Eckel
01:16:08
We poll our donut community to ask for feedback on pairing times, etc.
Sam Huntington
01:17:40
Ways to improve Donut engagement: incorporate Ince breakers, change meeting frequency, play around with changing group sizes, offer new incentives (coffee credits), selfie contests,
Yazmarr Williams
01:22:13
Thanks!
Lucy Coogan
01:22:14
thank you!!!!
Sam Huntington
01:22:14
thank you so much everyone for attending and for your great engagement
Allison Gordon
01:22:15
Thank you so much! This has been really helpful, looking forward to future webinars and setting up donut for my team :)