Three ideas to leverage WFH, so it does not become WTF?

As most of the population moves from commuting into the office to commuting down the hall, below are three ideas to help keep your employees engaged:

1. Efficient Meetings

Recognize your employees or colleagues for running efficient online meetings. Was the meeting focused? Was the host organized? Did they know how to seamlessly use the technology? There are so many new details we all need to learn when working from home that are worth recognizing.

2. Collaboration

Working from home really amplifies loneliness and isolation, but also distractions. Recognize your employees and peers who are encouraging collaboration to stay focused, and creative, as we social distance. Collaboration from a distance can be done in various forms. Recognize your employees or colleagues who are putting in the effort to continue working together as team.

3. Socializing Virtually

With the new WFH digital office space, we are also moving to digital social hours. Has someone reached out to you for video coffee? Virtual lunch? It takes some creativity to humanize the new space. There are lots of good ideas out there; just ask your team! Reward those who are putting in the effort to stay social.


Jennifer Budinsky is the Director of Marketing Communications for Global Engagement Solutions whose mission is to help companies create engaging employee and customer experiences. Prior to joining GES Jennifer was the Communications and Marketing Manager at Green Living Enterprises, Canada’s leading cause marketing and event agency. She has a Master of Arts in Communication and Social Justice, and Bachelor of Arts Honours in Communication, Media and Film. She resides in Toronto, Ontario and spends her free time working as an actress on various television and film projects. Jennifer is an ambassador for encouraging people to create exceptional experiences in every aspect of their lives, from work to home to play!


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