When COVID-19 officially became a pandemic, it sent office workers home in droves. Gone were the days of postwork happy hours, office birthday celebrations, and in-person team-building activities. The routines that make an office an office or a company a company were lost overnight as the coronavirus forced businesses to move their employees to remote work.
The resulting effects on company culture have been devastating. A June 2020 study by data analytics firm Clutch found that, during the pandemic, 63 percent of workers have spent less time socializing with colleagues. And more than one-third of companies say they