Remote teams are great for the individual but to grow a business, it's important for all team members to feel connected and what better way to do that than to encourage personal conversation.
Employees who know each other won't be afraid to ask questions to each other, which simply put creates more time for those in leadership roles and they will care enough to offer opinions and provide feedback to each other on new projects.
Most importantly they can provide support and advice to one another on both a professional and personal level. Thus relieving the emotional and time burden on the founder/CEO of the company, which leaves them more room to help the company grow. All good things!
Lastly teams who talk become more creative, they often multiple perspectives to projects and they innovate more quickly. So by creating a team who want to talk to each other, you can create a business which not only survives but excels!
Fortunately, Student Loan Hero has several initiatives in place to foster connectedness. They have two all-company meetings each week. The Monday meeting is more business focused, but the Friday afternoon meeting is more laidback and functions as a “happy hour.” Colleagues can chat about their wins from the week and their plans for the weekend, just like they would on a Friday afternoon in the office.