4 ways to bring your team together when there's no space
We know that collaboration is key to company success, but what happens if you’re stuck with next-to-no room in the office? Fear not, as we bring you four big ideas for small office spaces – not an extra square foot necessary.
1. Go offsite: Renting modern workspaces from office-sharing platforms like WeWork or Breather for away days or workshops is an exciting way to bring your team together outside of your four walls – and get some big ideas out of it. Whether you need a place for hours, days, or even months, it’s all yours for the taking.
2. Think outside the social box: More often than not, you can’t beat good old-fashioned drinks down the local, but why not set your sights a little further afield for your next social? Take it from us – our Yin yoga session in the park showered us with some much-needed zen, and we’re still reeling from the dizzying (not to mention completely dignified) duets at the City Pantry karaoke night out.
3. Embrace online chat: Ah, technology. Isn’t it great? Chat clients such as Slack have breathed new life into workplace communication, transforming instant messenger into a more-the-merrier medium that brings the whole company together in one very enjoyable-to-use network (with a few emojis thrown in for good measure). We recommend setting up channels that cater to both work and play, as well as bringing bots on board – we’re big fans of Donut, an integration that sets up automated coffee or lunch dates for your team.
4. Fuel togetherness with food: It's a no-brainer; calories equal conversation. Food is the key to everyone's hearts, and enjoying shared experiences like eating together is a key way to get team spirit to skyrocket. Stir activity by introducing a monthly breakfast or weekly lunch into your communal area, and if you're really stretched for space? The simple gesture of some sweet treats delivered to a spare desk is sure to get an office buzz brewing.
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