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Four strategies to increase virtual team happiness and productivity

Water coolerWe’ve all heard the legends about the water cooler discussion that led to the next big idea for an organization.  Aside from all the green benefits of having a water cooler in the office, locations like this have long provided an informal opportunity for teammates to share passing ideas, build camaraderie, and increase team cohesion.

In an increasingly virtual workplace, these physical locations are tougher to come by, and remote workers can feel more disconnected from their peers.  While a recent study pointed to the benefits of remote work, we’ve found that long-term virtual work can sometimes to lead to a sense of isolation for workers of small teams that yearn for higher engagement opportunities.

Until teleportation becomes a reality, here’s four strategies that we’ve found increase employee satisfaction and productivity.

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