[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”90″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”14282″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]The pandemic has forced many companies locally and globally to adapt ‘telecommuting’ or better known as remote working. More than a year into this setup, many have successfully adjusted and are even proving that being remote is not a hindrance to productivity.
In fact, almost 50% of Filipinos prefer the work-from-home setup while others are more inclined to a combination of working remotely and on-site according to a May 2021 study. As the WFH setup is embraced, there might still be some struggles along the way on how to cultivate the spirit of community among remote workers. 
We rounded up five useful tips on how company leaders can maintain belongingness while not being physically together.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]1. Be acquainted with one another
Allot at least an hour of everyone’s time in socialization. You may request the team members to share information about them such as their hobbies and pastimes, to show off their workspaces for their coworkers to see what’s beyond the screen, or to recommend interesting movies or books that can gather people of the same interests.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]2. Organize virtual parties
Employees who feel appreciated by their colleagues tend to feel more positive about the work they do. If someone just celebrated their work anniversary, birthday, or important life milestone, gather everyone for a virtual party. You may also send them food packages that everyone shall consume simultaneously.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]3. Be more competitive
Games unleash competitiveness among people. When they are stimulated through interactive virtual games, people will be able to build better relationships with their peers and even be able to create inside jokes that they can laugh on together. Don’t forget to put a reward system and actually give them prizes. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]4. Match common interests
In companies with large numbers of employees, what may work best is to establish interest groups and gather people with the same passions. Put up book reading clubs, sports clubs, or movie clubs among others and let people make missions that they ought to finish in a certain period of time. It could be finishing one book together, sharing their best movie finds, or updating one another with the latest news on their favorite sports.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]5. Initiate skill sharing sessions
Another way to continuously keep remote workers interacting with one another is by setting up skill sharing sessions where volunteer speakers can extensively discuss a topic where they are good at. The learning sessions could be rooted from their skills or any realization that they think would be beneficial to the audience.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The importance of building a community among remote employees is for no one to feel left behind and alone while doing their work responsibilities. Being connected to your colleagues, albeit virtually, shall strengthen team connection and may bring forth breakthroughs in company targets.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]