How do you as a leader and/or teammate send signals of belonging to your colleagues when you’re working remotely, keeping six feet away from each other, or otherwise spread across the globe?
Intentionally socialize from a distance. It’s the next best thing to socializing up close. Distance socializing, as Dr. Jamil Zaki calls it, isn’t perfect but done well it helps build psychological safety, making people feel included and comfortable.
For more about psychological safety and tips on how to practice distance socializing, read How to be closer to teammates when you’re miles apart, which Forbes.com published on May 26, 2020.