Seeing each other face-to-face is a great opportunity to brainstorm, goal plan, and just get to know each other. So, it’s important to get together, in person, at least once a year.
Since you and your employees don’t see each other every day, you’ll be really excited about getting together in person.
When you get together, you’ll of course pack the retreat full of meetings, work, and brainstorming sessions, but don’t forget to also celebrate the fact that you’re all together.
If your employees were all in the same office, you’d probably celebrate their birthdays, new babies, and work anniversaries. Just because everybody doesn’t work at the office, doesn’t mean you should stop celebrating those things – you are all still a team, after all.
And, when you hire someone new, you can mail them a New Hire Survival Kit – complete with company gear, office supplies, and anything else they need to feel like part of the team.
Talk about Non-Work Stuff
When you’re in an office setting, you’ll talk about more than just work. Don’t prevent those random conversations from happening, just because your team doesn’t run into each other in the halls or breakroom.