As teams continue to work across regions, across offices, and from home, it is more important than ever that your team feels included and rewarded for their efforts. Many managers look at dispersed teams as a supervision problem. The reality is that there is unlikely any need for increased supervision when your employees feel included and are aligned with the goals of the organization.
In order to develop meaningful professional relationships across your organization, you need conversation starters that increase employee engagement. You might work with a small group of individuals on your sales, marketing, accounting, product, management, etc, team, but there are so many individuals in your organizations that will contribute to your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly success. Over time you may stumble upon the right people, but to accelerate your growth you must seek out those relationships.