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How to create a social workplace when working remotely

Our Administrator Lynsie has been a social champion for our staff during our transition to remote working. Since March, Lynsie has helped introduce some fun and quirky ways for our staff to feel connected, have a laugh and spend some downtime together despite being away from the office. She shares what we’re been up to.

Published: 20/10/2020

Lockdown doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. From Step Count Challenges to Virtual Macmillan Coffee mornings, Paths for All have made sure we keep everyone active in these strange times we now call the “new normal”. From the beginning of lockdown, we made sure to keep in touch with each other as much as possible and this is when we all got introduced to Zoom. Our new best friend while working from home. Who knew seeing your colleagues in different filters and backgrounds would make your day.

It’s so important to look after our Mental Health and wellbeing, while working from home. Through the months we introduced Yoga for beginners, weekly fun themed quizzes, and mini Zoom huddles for that catch up with colleagues that used to happen in the office kitchen. 

We all took part in Ditch the Desk where you would win points while moving more and standing while working instead of sitting down.  We encouraged walking meetings with colleagues while social distancing. We had our very first Virtual MacMillan Coffee morning, where staff still made delicious cakes at home and brought their cuppa for a chat and quiz. We managed to raise £165 for a good cause.

Has your workplace introduced new activities to keep staff feeling connected and having some fun? We’d love to hear about them – email us at or tweet us at @step_count using #StepCountChallenge