a) Schedule a team coffee. Once a week or a month your team might get together with no agenda, no facilitator, and no dress code. Just get your coffee and a sandwich, get to the kitchen, and spend an hour chatting. The conversation is not kicking off? Don’t worry, let the silence be there for a moment, and then be surprised how it will develop after one person will suddenly break it. We’ve been there, trust us, it happens!
b) Schedule random coffee meetings – 30 minutes with a random person from the company is a nice way to emulate coffeehouse creativity where people randomly share ideas and feel connected. Since one 2 one communication might be a bit intimidating, you might create a couple of questions to kick off the talk.
You can use Slack integrations like Donut to automate this process for your company.