Civil Service networking via a virtual coffee
Standing at over 1,450 participants strong across 28 departments and agencies, Civil Service Coffee Connect randomly pairs colleagues on a monthly basis for an informal chat over a coffee, walk, etc.
The initiative aims to break down silos between departments through the identification of synergies between different areas of government. It encourages colleagues to take a meaningful and relaxed break away from their desk to informally network, promoting good mental health.
In the 2019 spring survey over 96% of respondents stated that they would recommend the initiative to colleagues.
So, what are you waiting for?
Join Civil Service Coffee Connect with a simple one-off registration.
How does it work
- Activate your account by following the link provided to you by email (check both your inbox and your junk folder).
- Update your profile to make the most of the scheme (feel free to add a photo) and to pause or un-pause your participation if needed.
- Every month you’ll automatically receive an email with details of a colleague selected at random from another department.
- Get in touch with your match and meet up for coffee (or tea, lunch or even a walk).
- You can chat about anything and everything – from your areas of work to debating whether the sky could ever fall down.
Share your experience!
Share your experience by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We always love to hear your feedback and are constantly on the lookout for good news stories.
Testimonials from the 2019 spring survey
Matches are random so you won’t always have a “perfect match” but you never know what the conversation might hold for you. At worst you’ve met a new colleague and made a new connection – you never know when you might cross paths again! At best you might experience something like:
“Was perfectly matched to someone in another department who’s work had a lot in common with that of my wider team, was able to have a very long and productive conversation.”
“Inspiring – opens eyes to new work and approach.”
“I have found with one of my connects, a real synergy between my work and theirs – a link that we had previously not had!”
Want to know more?
If you have any questions about Civil Service Coffee Connect, feel free to email us: email@example.com.