Recreating the “Water Cooler” In Today’s Virtual Work Environment

While 2021 may see the end of the global pandemic, it’s clear that the shift to a full-time virtual working environment, which began to accelerate years before the coronavirus, will become permanent (or at least optional) for millions of employees. For many organizations, the benefits of remote work far outweigh the potential downsides of WFH culture.

One irreplaceable aspect of in-person teams is the organic atmosphere of collaboration, storytelling, and sharing that only physical presence can provide. So how can we recreate the spontaneity and creativity that existed when we were all working together in-person?

Alyssa Zeff, Vice President at Davis & Company, will share her ideas, including:

  • The importance of casual conversations
  • Challenges we face with virtual working relationships
  • Strategies to create spontaneity in a digital environment
  • Combatting Zoom fatigue
  • The role of internal communication

Alyssa’s presentation will be interactive; participation and questions are strongly encouraged. We’re all adapting to this new normal together, so idea-sharing is welcome!

February 9, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern

Members: $10
Guests: $20
Students: $5

About the Presenter

Alyssa_03_600px.jpgAlyssa Zeff

Alyssa brings more than 20 years of both agency and in-house communication experience to her role in the consulting group at Davis & Company. She offers strategic counsel, communication planning, project management and creative implementation skills to clients, including Pfizer, Alexion, United Therapeutics and BlackRock.

Prior to joining Davis & Company, Alyssa was the senior director, global corporate communications and public relations for BD, a leading global medical technology company, where she oversaw all internal communications, corporate communications and public relations worldwide. Her career began at PR agencies in New York City where she promoted leading sports, consumer, food and healthcare brands.

Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications studies from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.


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