The hybrid social network at work
From doing magic tricks with bosses to sending desserts to employees’ homes, companies are adding real-life elements to online events to keep both morale and productivity up
Early in May, Amit Somani was looking for an online event for his company’s annual founder’s day. For years, as managing partner at Prime Ventures, a venture capital firm, Somani had hosted a get-together in a five-star hotel in Bengaluru, flying in founders of startups that his company had funded. This year, with the pandemic wreaking havoc, that was not an option.