Getting to know colleagues is key to a successful work environment. As Gottsman says, “Socially, people benefit from positive relationships in the office with their coworkers and their team. Although many people are now working hybrid or virtually, there is value in getting to know people in your office if the situation presents itself.
Going out for lunch with a coworker, or sitting in the office kitchen gives you an opportunity to clear your mind for a few minutes to get back to work refreshed and engaged. Even sharing a meal virtually is more inspirational if you are sitting in a place that is not your office desk. Think about sharing lunch at a park, a part of your house that is well-lit and has windows to look out or outside in your backyard.”