Now, a German company is throwing its weight behind face-to-face contact by bringing diverse employees together over lunch.
An algorithm programmed by a diverse team pairs people based on their characteristics. Only, it prioritises those who have least in common.
An app provides employees with a suggested meeting time, as well as a stimulus for discussing their differing perspectives.
Initially used in-house, the company is now making the service available to others.
A Stockholm-based startup is equally keen on connecting people and supports those who face mental health challenges.