Your stories: team bonding
Maureen A. O'Neill, Director of Development at the Faculty of Law, discusses the importance of being sociable with our teams from home
Many colleagues are getting creative and organising regular sociable activities that allow us to keep in touch with each other while working from home. Maureen shares some of the fun things they are doing in the Law Faculty.
'The Law Faculty ensured that the staff was set up in Microsoft Teams for regular communications. We have an established ‘morning stretch group’, at 10am and then again at 3pm, there are those who plug into our morning stretch where we also share hints and tips about how life is playing out. Some of the stories of the parents managing at home schools are hysterical. We have regular morning coffee hours within specific teams to discuss good ways forward on specific projects and to address what we are finding difficult in the remote working practice.
'On Friday afternoons and Tuesday evenings there are virtual gatherings. These can be anything from ‘scavenger hunts’ to a virtual quiz.
'We continue to find ways to collaborate and maintain a sense of well-being at the same time.'