The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led many businesses to let employees work remotely. At the same time, the pandemic has forced companies to rethink how they foster a positive work culture.
Your company’s culture may have been a great selling point to job candidates before the pandemic. Today, however, it has become exceedingly difficult to build a positive work culture, due to the fact that many employees cannot effectively stay connected to one another.
Ultimately, you need to do your part to build a positive work culture for your remote employees. There are several things you can do to ensure your remote workers feel motivated, engaged, and inspired by your work culture, such as:
1. Refine Your Company Values
Think about what makes your business unique and why employees choose to work there. Next, you can revamp your business values to ensure they align with the needs of both on-site and remote staff.
As you refine your company values, you may quickly discover that communication, collaboration, and teamwork are increasingly important, particularly when it comes to engaging with remote personnel. Thus, if you integrate these values into your culture, you may quickly discover innovative ways to connect with your remote workers.
2. Share Your Company Values
Create a document that outlines your company values and share it with all employees. This document ensures your workers know what your company is all about and what it hopes to accomplish. Furthermore, the document offers insights into how your business will connect with on-site and remote workers now and in the future.
Of course, a document that outlines your company values should remain a work in progress. You can continuously learn from your workers and ensure that your company values match their expectations. This enables your business to maintain values that ensure your company is well-equipped to fulfill the requirements of on-site and remote workers.
3. Open the Lines of Communication
Give your employees every opportunity to connect with one another and their superiors. To do so, you can encourage employees to leverage video conferencing software, email, text messages, and other communication platforms throughout the work day. These platforms ensure that on-site and remote workers can seamlessly communicate and collaborate with one another, even if they are physically far apart.
Establish boundaries relative to communication between employees, too. For instance, your business can provide guidelines for work notifications to ensure that remote employees do not feel pressure to check their email outside of normal business hours. If you have the proper communication guidelines in place, your company can maintain open lines of communication without hampering your remote employees’ ability to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.
The bottom line: work culture is paramount, especially if you employ remote workers. So, you should make your culture a top priority, so you ensure that your remote workers can thrive.
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