Building a remote team is hard – you’re responsible for adding key resources that will be held accountable to organizational KPI’s while ensuring the relationship between your team members extends past functional and into collegiality.
“In-person small talk leads to new ideas leads to new directions, and remote teams will always miss out on this,” Shah says. “Focus on activities that can loop them in — even if it’s not directly tied to an active initiative. For example, host virtual breakfasts between team members or as a group.”Inc.com (May 20th, 2019)
The idea of organizing virtual and all-hands in person activities unrelated to the day to day of our work was a part of building our remote team at My Trio Rings which spanned multiple time zones and cultural differences.