By Tom Ottaiano, CEO, Today’s Business
When our leadership team made the push to implement work-from-home days at Today’s Business, we never could have predicted that our team would be working at home full-time. With all of the changes we are experiencing during this global pandemic, our team has taken this as an opportunity to find better ways to communicate, stay connected, and continue achieving our goals while at home. Below are 7 ways the #TBTeam has been able to remain a team during these uncertain times.
1. Team Huddles
Every Monday we start our week out strong by bringing our team together for a morning huddle. Here we discuss internal updates, as well as successes we have been seeing with our clients. We also make sure to maintain project communication with our bi-weekly project huddles.
2. Virtual Meditations
Before working at home full-time, our Director of Digital Advertising, Raj, would hold morning meditations for our team 1-2 times a week. Now he leads a Zoom meeting every morning dedicated to meditation to help keep our team focused and ready for the day ahead.
3. TB Chats
From new recipes to photos of our kids, our TB General Chat is our team’s hub of good news and connection. We also have a chat dedicated to employee appreciation, so that—even during this crazy time—no hard work or good deed goes unnoticed. These chats bring positivity to everyone’s day.
4. Virtual Lunches
When 2020 rolled around, we made it a team goal for every employee to have lunch with everyone at Today’s Business before the year is up. To stay on track, we implemented a daily time slot where our employees can enjoy a virtual lunch together.
5. Virtual Workouts
With our company’s roots in sports, it is only fitting to keep our team moving and motivated through exercise. Since the pandemic started we’ve been providing our employees with virtual workouts 1-2 times a week.
6. Birthday Videos
We love celebrating employee birthdays at Today’s Business, so we found a way to keep the celebration going. By using a website that compiles a video with personalized messages from our team, our TB employees still get something special on their day.
7. Virtual Happy Hours
Once all the hard work is done and it’s the weekend, the #TBTeam kicks back on Friday after work on Zoom for a virtual happy hour. It’s on here where our team shares their latest Netflix binge or quarantine stories, and it’s always a good time!
In the face of challenges, our team at Today’s Business is only growing stronger, and we will continue to do so long after the world returns to normal. In the meantime, we will do our part to keep our communities safe and #StayHome.