We’re sharing the recordings & slide decks for past Office Hours & webinar programs; please reach out if you have any questions, or ideas for content! (And if you’re not already using Donut, you can add it to Slack with one click.)
Office Hours: The Great Re-engagement (10/27/2021 at 1p ET)
After more than a year of coping and ‘making it work’, employees are fatigued, disengaged, and planning their next moves. But what if this moment is an opportunity—one when managers and leaders can reset and reconnect with employees? Join Josh Levine, Author of Great Mondays, and Courtney Stratton, Donut’s Experience Lead for an exploration of the processes and tools that can foster the kind of re-engagement that results in employees who are committed to their teammates and their shared goals. Sign up to hear real stories, practical tips, and unexpected tricks that you can bring to your own organization.
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For the majority of teams who will be working in a hybrid work model moving forward, Donut has been working hard to help ease the transition. We’ve recorded a demo of Donut for Hybrid Work, including: how to connect teammates around common interests with Favorite Things; how to set up new pre-set Donut channels easily using templates (including new Hybrid-friendly templates!); and how to connect across teams in shared channels (including Slack Connect & Enterprise Grid) with Watercooler. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Trust is the secret ingredient to openness, creativity, and innovation—the bedrock of a high-functioning team — but it can be hard to foster, especially on a fast-growing or distributed team. Allison Goldberg, co-Founder & Creative Director of GoldJam Creative joined us for a masterclass in techniques that increase trust, creativity, and openness. This session includes a short facilitation, best practice-sharing, Donut program ideas, and Q+A. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Intern programs are crucial for meeting and training the next generation of employees — and creating connections is a key part of the intern experience. Not only do interns grow from forming deep bonds among their intern class, but they — and the organization! — also benefit tremendously from meeting and idea-sharing with folks throughout the company. Learn how Donut can help you set your internship program up for short- and long-term success. This session includes best practice-sharing, program ideas, a live demo, and Q+A. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Learn how to tap into recognition to drive greater connection. As we start to transition back into the office and explore how hybrid work will work for our teams, it’s more important than ever to be intentional and equitable about recognition programs that work for everyone and help foster real connection. Special guest Vicki Yang, VP, People Operations at Bonusly, and Donut’s own connections expert, Courtney Stratton chat about all things recognition, and share some new ideas to put into practice in your workplace — including a new co-created Watercooler topic pack to help build relationships by driving recognition in small and large ways. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Learn new ways to bring your team together and make new connections, even while working in remote and hybrid settings! In this office hours, we walk through Donut 101, helping you understand how Donut works, giving you some ideas for fun, purposeful connection programs and conversation starters that you can bring back to your team, and answering commonly-asked questions. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Learn how moments of silliness and vulnerability strengthen bonds, which can be trickier when you’re working from different places. In this office hours, we’re joined by special guest Gary Ware, the Chief Play Officer at Breakthrough Play. Gary’s an expert on fostering creativity and connection through humor and — you guessed it — play. He’ll talk about why purposeful play is critical for people– and businesses– and spotlights our newest Connection Program, the “Un-Talent” show. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Learn how to better, more regularly connect across levels, now that we’re missing “in-between” moments like hallway run-ins after meetings. We’ll walk you through Donut’s new skip-level connection program, open-sourcing how our leadership uses Donut to more regularly and reliably hold 1:1s with direct-reports’ direct reports. If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Learn about our new Program Hub feature and how it can help you manage your Donut programs. We put the spotlight on cross-group intros and shared how you can use Donut for hybrid work connections. There’s also plenty of helpful audience Q+A, so if there’s something you’ve been wondering, it might be a good place to start! If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
Learn about Donut best practices and recent updates, with a spotlight on our new fun, social connections programs (hello, Selfie Contest and Social Standup!). There’s also plenty of helpful audience Q+A, so if there’s something you’ve been wondering, it might be a good place to start! If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides.
“Office” Hours with Donut (2/4/21)
Learn about Donut best practices and recent updates, including templates for connection programs like “Allyship in Action” and “Mistake Party” by LifeLabs Learning, and a deep dive into Donut Watercooler. There’s also plenty of helpful audience Q+A, so if there’s something you’ve been wondering, it might be a good place to start! If you don’t have time to watch, view our slides here.
Learn how you can strengthen existing connections between employees and build new ones using Donut. We walked through programs other teams are using successfully like virtual coffees, group lunches, games — and more! If you don’t have time to watch, read our recap or check out the slides.
Learn how to facilitate mentorship and peer learning programs using Donut. We walked through ways to structure groups, encourage expertise sharing, facilitate unexpected connections— and more. If you don’t have time to watch, read our recap or check out the slides.
Learn how you can set new hires up for success at every step of the way using Donut. From check-ins, to team intros, to opportunities to solicit feedback, you’ll come away with an understanding of how and why to run new hire connections programs, and new ideas for programs to implement in your organization. If you don’t have time to watch, read our recap or check out the slides.
Learn about Donut best practices and recent updates, including our new DEI Mini Actions connection program and Watercooler pack. The Mini Actions program is a lightweight way to start meaningful conversations about diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, antiracism, intersectional feminism, and more. If you don’t have time to watch, check out the slides!
Learn how you can support inclusion and create belonging using Donut. We walked through ways to facilitate conversation, create safe spaces for learning, and support employee resource groups— and more! If you don’t have time to watch, read our recap or check out the slides.
Remote and Hybrid Work Culture
They used to happen at the water cooler or snack bar: informal encounters where team members trade small talk and big ideas. Yet in an increasingly remote and hybrid workforce, those chance meetings have been disrupted. How can employers put in place programs, incentives, and other tools to bring their people together virtually? And what sustainable practices can be put into place as some employees transition back to the office? The potential benefits are many: a richer corporate culture, more innovation, and stronger bonds of inclusion. Watch Donut’s CEO Dan Manian in conversation with Fast Company reporter Lydia Dishman. Brought to you by From Day One.
Learn how to map and build a sustainable, intentional culture from the experts! We talked with Josh Levine, author of Great Mondays and Bobby Melloy, Sr. People Scientist at Culture Amp, to learn about the six building blocks of culture — and some easy best practices to make your culture more authentic, intentional, and inclusive by design. If you don’t have time to watch, read our recap or check out the slides.
In the future, we encourage you to sign up for any webinar that sounds interesting! All registrants receive an email with the recording & followup materials afterwards, even if they weren’t able to make it for the live session.
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