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. Dec 2, 2019 at 13:06
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    or, do you have a coworking space near you? 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? 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. 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
    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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