The verdict is out: real-life beats any type of digital bonding and meeting.
As a global firm, our people are based all over the world. As we grow, it naturally gets more difficult to know each individual in the company; not only knowing them personally, but knowing what they do in the company and what their strengths are. Asking someone for help or input, whom you’ve never met before, can be challenging, and can be a barrier for collaboration.
But we want to leverage our global network of employees, to strengthen our culture and challenge our way of working. Having a yearly dedicated week, where we bring our globetrotters together gives us the opportunity to strengthen our internal networks and facilitate collaboration.
Seeing each other in person and having non-work-related chats helps to establish a relationship, which lowers the barrier for collaboration and communication in the ‘normal’ digital setting when working with teams that are based in different parts of the world.