Explore Connections Programs

Build camaraderie, create a sense of community, and enhance collaboration on your team with out-of-the-box connections programs inspired and used by thousands of teams around the world.

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Allyship in Action by LifeLabs Learning

Foster meaningful dialogue and shared accountability for behaviors of inclusion. Create a dedicated channel and invite everyone to join - especially senior leaders.

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AnswerLab’s WFH Buddies Program

Introduce WFH pros to remote newbies for bonding and support, inspired by AnswerLab.

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Buffer’s Peer Masterminds Program

Create deeper cross-team connections by assigning peers for a 1-hour Masterminds session once a quarter, inspired by Buffer.

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Create a CEO Coffee Lottery

Randomly select one or more lucky winner(s) to grab coffee and meet with the CEO periodically.

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Create a Code Pals Program

Ship better code and ensure continued growth for your team by matching teammates up to review code together.

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DEI Mini Actions

Small exercises to start practicing ideas of inclusion and equity on a regular basis.

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Deliberate Inclusion by LifeLabs Learning

Help employees practice deliberate behaviors of inclusion and foster connections that enable peer learning.

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Empathy Accelerator by LifeLabs Learning

Help employees rapidly build empathy and difficult conversation skills around what they don’t have in common.

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Funny Food Questions

Build strong connections by answering food-related questions like "Share your favorite pasta noodle" and "What's your go-to takeout order?"

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Get Intros to Another Team/Department

Increase collaboration by introducing people from different departments or teams (like sales and engineering, etc.)

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Hypothetical Questions

Share lighthearted hypothetical prompts, from superpowers to what kind of food you would be.

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Intro New Hires to Each Other

Give new hires a fellow newbie buddy for support and learning opportunities.

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Intro New Hires to Onboarding Buddies

Give new hires a warm welcome and help them ramp in record time by introducing them to a built-in buddy.

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Intro New Hires to Tenured Employees

Every 4 weeks intro a new hire to an old hand for networking and knowledge sharing.

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Intro Teammates Across Regions

Minimize distance between teammates by introducing people from different locations.

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InVision’s Remote-Friendly Connections

Human connection matters. Build community and create belonging like InVision, one of the world's largest distributed teams.

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Launch a Mentorship Program

Create skill-specific channels (like #public-speaking) and introduce self-identified mentees with mentors.

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Learning Lifechat Starters

Questions to inspire curiosity and connection about Learning

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Manager Meetups by LifeLabs Learning

Help your managers connect, grow, and feel supported by offering peer mentor circles. Just create a #leadership channel and invite managers to join.

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Mistake Party by LifeLabs Learning

Encourage learning, experimentation, and innovation by inviting employees to share work and life failures in a safe space.

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Okta’s Virtual Coffee Program

Is your team working remotely? Give your team opportunities for human connection through biweekly virtual coffees.

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Out in Tech’s Topics for LGBTQ+ Communities (and Allies)

Conversation topics inspired by a community of 4,000+ including "Which LGBTQIA podcasts do you recommend?"

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Photo Sharing Prompts

Encourage people to share photos with specific prompts like favorite vacation or a childhood picture

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Run a Lunch Lottery

Create an automated lunch lottery where Donut selects one group to grab sponsored lunch together each round.

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Selfie Contest

Compete against other teams to see who can create the best selfie!

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Set Up Sales Demo Buddies

Create opportunities for continuous feedback by matching up sales team members to shadow each other's sales calls.

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Share Aspirations and Dreams

Help people get to know each other with prompts like "Do you have a hidden talent?" or "Share a personal goal."

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Skip-Level Meetings

Make it easier to regularly schedule skip-level meetings, even as the team grows.

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Think Human’s Authentic Connection-Starters

Conversation prompts that encourage introspection and vulnerability, like "How do you respond to challenges?" and "Name two of your superpowers."

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Watercooler Topics: Default Dozen

12 of our most popular Watercooler topics including "What's your favorite form of potato?" and "What's a song you've had on repeat?"

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Watercooler Topics: Learning Lifechat

Questions to inspire curiosity and connection about Learning.

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Watercooler Topics: Popular Picks

An assorted collection of popular Watercooler topics including "Who's someone you really admire?" and "What's your go-to karaoke song?"

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Watercooler Topics: Social Standup

Fun prompts to get the conversation going about non-work topics.

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Working Style and Preferences

Encourage people to share their working styles and preferences to help build a more cohesive, empathetic, and trusting team.

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See an Intros program you'd like to launch? Hit "Get Started" and we'll walk you through the rest. In 5 minutes or less, you'll be up and running.

Customize Your Intros

Use our tried-and-true defaults, or customize program settings to make it yours. You can change meeting frequency, customize intro messages, adapt group sizes, and more.

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Spark serendipitous conversations that recreate the office watercooler, right in Slack.

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