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Thrive Series: Team Toolkit: Coffee Break Randomizer

Team relationships

"It is in collectivities that we find reservoirs of hope and optimism."

Angela Y. Davis

Hybrid work and working in distributed teams can reduce the number of informal exchanges with colleagues in many organizations. The Coffee Randomizer is an organizational networking initiative with virtual or in person coffee breaks. It helps teams in building strong relationships, getting to know teammates across the organization, igniting innovation, and exchanging knowledge.



Coffee Break Randomizer (TRN4-J39)

This job aid provides a how-to for scheduling rotational coffee breaks that encourage random pairs of team members to connect, collaborate, network and build stronger relationships at work.


How to use

How to use

  1. Download the job aid and share with your team
  2. Set up a meeting to discuss the value of incorporating The Coffee Randomizer and assess level of interest
  3. Follow the steps outlined in the job aid to plan, implement and follow up.
  4. Continue to iterate as needed
  5. Reflection - How has your team benefited from this learning?

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