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So, I've been working on this company as a software developer for almost 2 years now and lately, we've been changed to a home office regime, which was great at first but now I'm starting to miss chatting with my coworkers, getting my head away from coding for a while and stuff like that. As a result, I'm feeling kinda lonely. Is there anything I can do to feel less lonely when working from home?

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    Does the entire team works from home all the time? Otherwise. you can have a common day / date fixed, where you all can go to office to have some F2F time, and work from home the rest of the time. Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 13:06
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    or, do you have a coworking space near you? Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 13:16
  • Was this your decision to work from home? What move you to make that decision? The conditions are still the same? Can you move back? Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 13:23
  • How about using a video chat room and keeping it open for remote workers to join in. Or ask your workplace if they can add a tablet with a video chat room to the coffee machine, so that remote workers can join in and have a coffee chat. Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 14:18
  • To the mods:Why was this closed ? I think co-working space is a very useful relevant answer here that didn't exist when the question was asked originally. Answers can evolve over time even if the questions are the same
    – Hilmar
    Commented Dec 2, 2019 at 14:49

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The company I work for has some remote parts and I heard about a few things in a presentation by a full remote software engineer. Here are some things you can do:

  • Maintain contact with your friends, maybe meet them some time for lunch. Hobbies are a nice way to expand your circle of friends.
  • Work outside more often, in cafes for example. If you're a regular in some cafes, the baristas may also get to know you and chat with you.
  • Work in co-working spaces.
  • Establish a video chatting room for your co-workers and yourself, where anyone can drop in to have a chat.
  • Establish 1on1s to keep up with co-workers. There are slack bots for that. They match you with a colleague each week. Have a 10-30 min remote coffee chat.
  • If there are still people at the companies site you could ask for a tablet with a video chat room at the coffee machine, so that the remote workers could join in.

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