Tags – Building a Remote Work Culture

Here’s a riddle for you…

Who is invisible but always present?

A great remote worker!

Remote work allows professionals to work outside of a traditional office environment.

Simply, work does not need to be done in a specific place to be executed successfully.

But, building and maintaining a remote work culture can be challenging due to not seeing faces or feeling the vibe that working from the office would bring.

Here are our top three tips on how to build an effective remote work culture.

  1. Communicate, Communicate and Communicate!

Effective communication is reliant on effective technology.

Living in a digital era means we have a whole world of communication tools that can be used to stay connected with your employees.

Simply, strong communication is key to ensure your team stays on track, connected and informed.

Moreover, to reinforce strong culture, it’s important to communicate the ‘why’ of your business; why you do the things you do and what you want to achieve.

And, once this has been established, you must document this knowledge and communicate it with every employee.

For example, you can create a digital employee handbook that carries the company’s branding and style.

Lastly, text-based communication is easy to misinterpret.

So, hold video calls for weekly meetings and that way your employees can read your body language too.

  1. Encourage Recognition

It’s easy to become isolated, especially when working remotely.

Remote work can sometimes create the feeling for the employee that they are less critical and disconnected from the company.

Therefore, it’s important to celebrate successes no matter how big or small.

Of course, private kudos is useful, but to acknowledge success in a group can help teams bond and learn each other’s strengths.

With this in mind, a simple ‘thank you’ can make employees feel appreciated, recognised for their work and promote more casual conversations.

As a result, employees will feel more comfortable with their employers and motivated to do more.

So, appreciate accomplishments and find a way to help remote workers virtually shine!

  1. Promote Company Spirit

Working remotely can become challenging, especially when trying to keep positive connections and team morale high.

However, it’s possible to stay connected with remote workers through a range of ideas.

For example, you could have digital lunch breaks where you eat together over Zoom, or you could play a quiz at the end of a weekly catch up meeting.

As long as you maintain a sense of community and have real conversations, remote workers will be left feeling happy and involved with the company, resulting in working harder to achieve shared goals.

Concluding Thoughts

A company’s culture should be about actions.

And, as an employer, keeping your employees satisfied should be your priority.
Afterall, happy employees result in higher levels of productivity and creativity.
Be sure to communicate any business changes, recognise performance and promote your company’s spirit to keep remote workers engaged and motivated; thus higher levels of productivity.
Doing so, you’ll quickly find by establishing a strong work culture, remote workers will be willing to build your dream with you.

If you want to learn more about how to manage a remote team, get in touch today.

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