How Has Your Team Replaced the Water Cooler Chat?

With virtual and hybrid teams, new ideas are needed for building and maintaining connections with colleagues

A graphic of people around a water cooler.
With many of us working remotely or in the office part time, opportunities for spontaneous conversations or chance encounters with colleagues – often referred to as “water cooler” chats – are less common.
 
But these moments can play a key role in building relationships and creating a healthy office culture.
 
For a future story, tell us how you've replicated the “water cooler” in your remote or hybrid workplace.
 
And, if you're fully on-site but missing people who are remote, how are you staying connected?
 
Share your ideas and photos at working@duke.edu or through this easy form.