Reiterating Andy’s note, fun is a key one since it takes what is really an added pressure (for all) and softens it. Office workers are among the lucky who can typically work from home given the right environment. Fostering a nurturing mindset within the whole team leads to connections and collaborations that would often be dismissed when in the same office. The underlying un-ease is actually a driver, people recognise and accept their own state of mind and it helps drive a sense of duty-of-care for the fellow worker. In-turn, this reassurance type ‘checking in’ concept ensures teams are well aware of the activities and outputs of each other which not only helps with productivity (typically low when people are emotionally drained) but also helps identify staff who need a boost to get through this.

All the best!