Updated: Oct 26
Teamwork sits at the heart of what we do at Cosmic Centaurs, and we’re always looking to contribute to the conversation. We’re especially interested in learning about connection and mutual knowledge in teams.
Human connection is particularly crucial in remote or hybrid teams. In those settings, connecting with colleagues is a lot less spontaneous than in offices. As a matter of fact, more than half of remote workers feel disconnected from their peers, according to Buffer’s State of Work 2022.
We believe that being intentional about developing that connection is key to many of the issues that leaders are faced with today, be it retaining talent, engaging employees, or rallying the company behind a shared purpose.
We have explored this theme in many different ways over the past 2 years:
We launched Aion, a tool for teams, which helps distributed teams stay connected and mindful of each other’s contexts despite the distance.
We created the Cosmic Conversations prompt cards, which spark interesting and meaningful conversations in teams, and facilitate rituals of all kinds.
We wrote down our thoughts and shared what we learned in numerous articles on our website about connections in teams, including a piece about how to improve them, and one about the importance of sharing your emotions at work.
Our CEO & Founder Marilyn wrote an Op-Ed for Wamda, When we can’t build startups from a garage, how do we create strong teams?, where she highlighted the importance of psychological safety, team rituals, and mutual knowledge in creating strong teams.
We published chapter 1 of the Future of Teams Report, based on our findings from the 2021 Future of Teams Survey, and shared insights and recommendations about how to help your teams become more connected.
In order to continue learning about connections in teams, we just launched the Future of Teams 2022 survey. This research is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. Constance Noonan Hadley from the Institute for Life at Work.
Why should you take the survey?
The more we learn about connections between team members and their effect on team cohesion, collaboration, and performance, the more equipped we are to help teams thrive. We’re also sharing the results of the report publicly, so anyone can read our insights and recommendations, and use this knowledge for their team’s benefit!
We are looking to gather 1,000 responses to our survey. If you’re willing to contribute, please take the survey here:
We promise to share what we learn with the world via our website and social media channels.