#50 The Buddy System


Maintaining your network (even beyond the team boundaries) is also an important task now – however, bringing entire teams together for a virtual exchange is often difficult or even impossible.

Our recommendation is to team up your employees with employees from other teams, two by two. This will help build bilateral contacts with partners and stakeholders in interfacing positions all over the organization. Build a buddy system to inform and stay informed.


dentify together with your employees and other managers where exchange might be important or necessary to achieve good results. Then bring the right people together. You may find it a helpful ritual to start your team meetings from now on by asking „What’s new with your buddies?”


Discuss with your team and management colleagues which interfaces are important. Introduce time boxing as a method for staying within a certain time frame when your employees share information about their buddies in your team meetings.

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