At a church I attended this week while away, they talked about fellowship vs. buildings being the difference between community building and lack of community. Some people look at workplaces in a similar way. If your workplace is beautiful, has “feng shui”, or is designed for maximum comfort, are you really doing enough if you don’t have “fellowship”? Probably not.
See some of the best workplaces out there…what do they have in common? A team where people feel like it is their second home. A place where people can go to and feel like they are supported. Possibly even a place that they feel like they can do their very best, even on their worst day.
To build true fellowship in the workplace, be sure that you create solid mentor/mentee relationships, cultivate opportunities for open information sharing, and create camaraderie by encouraging that employees get to know one another beyond the superficial.