"Google says that its most salient approach to fueling innovation is creating 'casual collisions' between coworkers to help spark creativity."
– Lazlo Bock, Work Rules!: Insights from Google That Will Transform How You Lead and Live
Create "Casual Collisions"
Pair people in your office to get coffee or lunch together on a weekly or monthly basis to strengthen bonds and retain a sense of intimacy as your company scales.
Keep Remote Employees Connected
Regularly pair people from your whole company to get coffee or do a hangout ("virtual coffee") to keep employees in all offices connected and engaged.
Connect people across different groups and departments to foster more cross-team collaboration, which sparks creativity and improves productivity.
Integrate New Hires
Ensure that new hires feel welcome and get to know their coworkers by matching them with buddies during their first few months for daily coffees or weekly lunches.
Facilitate networking opportunities by pairing people within company affinity and interest groups, or within non-office Slack teams (e.g. a community or alumni group).