I have come to believe that being social and feeling connected to others is far more of a necessity than I ever realized.
Years ago when I left my marketing job at SaskTel I thought, “no problem, I’ll be fine working out of my home and taking care of our young family.”
I took for granted all of the social connections you automatically have when you work with people in an office. It’s easy to walk past someone’s desk and say “Hey, how’s it going?” and strike up a conversation. I missed the coffee breaks where we’d break down the most recent Roughrider game. All that comes easily when you are with your co-workers in the office or in meetings. But if you are working from home, you need to be proactive in keeping those social connections.
A client I just worked with said her coffee group has a standing zoom call at 10 a.m. every week-day and they all get together and talk about anything other than work.
This social banter is good for us and good for our mind. What are you doing to maintain these connections during Covid?