For years, colocated employees took pizza parties and happy hours for granted. Then the pandemic made everyone realize their need for connection. As a result, our world went virtual and everyone rallied behind any form of interaction with colleagues, even if it was over Zoom.
Today, the initial novelty of virtual substitutes wore off, and activities that were once cathartic now feel forced and stale.
As people begin to trickle back into the office, something is still missing. People are together again but feel more distant than ever.
In this session, our panel of experts talked about this feeling of disconnection that’s plaguing employees and why these forced fun activities might be doing more harm than good.