Profiles in Range
The most effective teams have one thing in common, and that’s trust. Building trust requires creating an environment where people feel safe and seen, and are comfortable opening up to one another. It requires building strong connections, even if you work remotely.
Range profiles were built with this in mind–they’re a lightweight way to share who you are at and outside of work, and get to know your team better too.
Profile tips and best practices
There are a couple of different sections on the profile screen, including space to fill in some basic information (like your name and role), work style, contact information, and what you like to do outside of work. As you get started, we recommend focusing on the following areas to show teammates who you are and how you like to collaborate. You can add to or edit your profile at any time.
- Add a profile picture: It may sound simple, but adding a profile picture is one of the easiest ways to humanize remote work and build a sense of connection. Putting a face to a name helps build trust and accountability, and makes it easier for your teammates to see who you are as a person. You can use your profile photo to showcase your personality or interests (ex. if you’re into hiking, you might choose a picture of you on your favorite trail), but be sure your face is easy to see, and try to avoid using cartoons or group photos.
- Include your preferred pronouns: As a team, it’s important to understand how to address each other so that everyone feels seen for who they are and represented accurately. You can let your team know how you like to be addressed by adding your preferred pronouns in the About Me section of your profile.
- Add your birthday or work start date: Reasons to celebrate (big and small) are a great way to bring teams together and a chance to connect on a more personal level, outside of the day-to-day work. In the About Me section of your profile, you can add your birthday or your work start date to give your team a fun reason to come together.
- Share how you like to work: In the About Me section, you can also add your personality style so your team knows how you can work together best. (If you haven’t already, many teams find it helpful to take the True Colors or Myers-Briggs personality tests together. These tests can help you understand individual strengths on the team and give actionable tips for the best ways to work together.)
How to get started
To create or edit your profile, just open your Range home screen, click on your photo in the upper right corner, and then click “Edit”.
You can come back and make changes or updates to your profile at any time. It’s an easy (and fun) way to stay connected with your teammates, by showing who you are both as a human and a colleague.