As we emerge from the pandemic, new ways of working together are evolving, especially the hybrid model which enables more flexible options for how teams work together (in-office and/or online). This new frontier provides the opportunity for leaders to consider how to craft an approach to their hybrid environment that is both fair and productive.
Human connection remains as critical as ever, most especially in the high-tech, nearly people-free, space landscape. We recently had the privilege of partnering with the International Space University on an international and interdisciplinary 5-week program that models humanizing virtual interactions at their best.
Fun with Zoom Backgrounds
Here at Integrated Work, we’ve hosted many virtual client events where we encourage the use of Zoom backgrounds to spice up social hours and connection sessions. To that end, we have curated a list of Zoom backgrounds that we provide to meeting participants to spark creativity and engagement during our gatherings, and thought we would share them with you, too. We hope you have the opportunity to use and enjoy these images on your next Zoom call!
Humanizing the Virtual Experience
Although we’re all getting more comfortable with meeting virtually, human connection can sometimes be ignored or not prioritized because it’s hard to get “right” in a virtual world. Here at Integrated Work, we have come to know that creating connection is an essential part of the arc of an experience, and in this post, we share some tips on how to humanize your online event.
Creating the Best Home Office
When stay-at-home orders came into effect, most of us who are able to work from home were suddenly tasked to find a space in our own homes to be our “office.” Happily, our CEO invited our team to invest in making our spaces work well for us and provided some funding to do so. Here is our curated list of products the team has discovered and enjoyed, from office furniture to tech products.
Five Key Success Ingredients for Hosting a Great Virtual Meeting
Working from home and spending hours and hours a day attending virtual meetings or whatever conditions you find yourself in, here are five key success ingredients to help you host a virtual meeting that attendees are most likely to enjoy.
Leading Virtually, 3-part Series
Lead your organization virtually in ways that engage, inspire, and deliver results even in uncertain and dynamic times.
Conscious Professionals at Home
Replace office rituals with your own practices to work healthy.
When working from home we have greater discretion about how we spend our time. Here are four practices you can try today to work more effectively.