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Ways to Engage Remote Workers

We've had a lot of requests to share some best practices to keep your remote workers engaged.  We're in a fortunate spot to hear what companies from all over the world are doing to help with engagement, some have to do with Motivosity and some don't.  We thought it would be fun to toss out some of the ideas we've heard others are doing.  Feel free to share your idea, steal one of these, or use them as a springboard to make a brand new idea.  Let the creativity run wild!

Inside Motivosity

  • Get to know you scavenger hunts
  • Sharing of themed pictures (i.e. pets, kids, family, vacation, etc)
  • Online cookbook for all employees to contribute
  • Guess who baby pictures
  • Two truths and a lie
  • Combine randomly assembled teams to compete against each other to get people to interact and meet new folks.
  • MTV Cribs series creating video tours of employees houses to be shared via Highlights
  • Emphasized celebration on life events
  • Increased 1:1's between employees and managers
  • Skip level reviews

General Ideas for Engagement

  • Virtual town halls
  • Video messages
  • Q&A sessions with a member of the executive team
  • Weekly virtual brownbag lunch roundtable with leadership
  • Virtual themed events like wine tasting or cooking classes
  • Rent out entire movie theater
  • Grubhub lunch for the team, then eat on Zoom
  • Live Monopoly
  • Sending out picnic supplies to all employees instead of a summer party
  • Sending out flowers to all mothers on mothers day and dad joke books on fathers day
  • Zoom Pictionary 
  • Zoom charades
  • Bingo
  • Virtual / Remote service projects
  • Pickleball
  • Meetings with colleagues to check in and make sure they are okay.  Just listen and learn.
  • Virtual onboarding and swag kits sent to homes to welcome new employees
  • Require some calls to be just on the phone and have folks on the treadmill or out for a walk during the call
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