At Ballad we’re used to collaborating with our colleagues in remote locations to deliver a project or prepare a proposal. However, like most businesses our entire team shifted to working remotely due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the physical distancing guidelines. In doing so, we quickly realized that we were not leveraging our internal tools to their full capacity, and there was an opportunity to better engage remote team members. At first, our Slack conversations picked up, and Zoom video conferencing replaced phone calls. Then our team quickly started new initiatives to help keep our team members connected and engaged such as:
Overall, our team members are more connected. We’ve seen inside coworkers homes, heard how their plans and lives have changed, and we’ve rallied together to shift and adapt.
Now, as we enter these next phases of reopening Alberta, it’ll be interesting to see which of these initiatives will continue to bring our team together.