Expecting team members to take on additional HR responsibilities on top of their deliverables to find times with other team members that they do not know, then independently organize a video chat using their preferred tool just isn't productive.
By connecting your Google Calendar you opt into automatically being set up for Coffee Chats every week. We will find 10 minutes that are available on your colleague's calendars and set a time for all of you to connect. Connecting with team members on a personal level is essential for remote teams. It allows you to learn about team members that you do not regularly work with. It builds the level of rapport and confidence across the organization and in turn, improves collaboration and productivity.
Some of the most obvious signs that a company culture is toxic are high turnover, micromanagement, and general team misery. Some managers and founders put on a smiley facade and bandaids where ever they can to get you onboard, but it is not long before you start to smell the stench of culture rot.
Building a business culture is hard. There are so many factors to consider when creating shared values and goals across your organization. Defining those goals is easy, implementing the process required to build and evaluate those goals is the hard part.