Building a remote team culture
Incite prides itself on a workplace that is engaging, stimulating and fun. But with everyone working from home, and with 200+ new ‘colleagues’ – including some very demanding interns (often still in nappies) – what are the best ways to maintain, and develop, the company’s culture?
We scratched our heads initially and also had a few false starts, like our afternoon Cuppa Club that quickly devolved into a daily weather discussion. What does a strategic research consultancy do when things aren’t working? We needed to get creative!
More recently – and more successfully – we’ve combined virtual drinks with an Incite-themed bingo game that reminded us of all the things we missed about our Soho HQ: curdled milk, nagging colleagues, and the delightful sounds of our Hare Krishna neighbours. Next up was a blind drawing session: I gave instructions, everyone followed (or at least tried). And we even managed to throw a virtual stag/hen do!
Last week, we identified another way to do something together despite being apart: we sent everyone sunflower seeds. We hope, British weather permitting (oops, more weather chat), that they will bring a little daily joy alongside the pet and child Zoom-bombs and escaped horses (true story). We’d love to hear what has worked – and what hasn’t – for you too. Please get in touch.