Will remote workers feel a part of the team? Will they form and maintain relationships with co-workers?
Communication is key to establishing and maintaining relationships, in person and remotely. If you are a manager and if it is possible, set up assignments so employees are working and interacting with different individuals from your team and the company. Managers can also provide opportunities for social interaction (informal social hours or informal weekly lunches) which remote employees should attend. Taking time at the beginning or end of meetings for informal conversation is another way to build and expand relationships in a hybrid world. The Return to the Office Committee is looking in to forming a mentorship program so employees will have connections within TPD besides the staff they are working with directly.