Is remote work going to last forever, or is it something that will pass, and everything will return to normal at some point? We all know that some businesses will keep this remote structure in the future, adapting more and more to this growing digital society.
Whether your employees are remote working for a short period or the long term, it is essential that you, as their leader, create a positive remote culture by sharing the tone and interactions you would like them to have; this will lead to happy employees.
It is vital that your employees feel secure and supported; that only happens with a fantastic work culture; of course, it is not an easy job, but that`s why we are here!
To have a great remote work culture, you need to:
1- Have clear and open communication from scratch: be honest with what you expect them to do and how to treat each other. Share your remote culture view so everyone is on the same page.
2- A leader`s values affect the company`s culture, so always set an example; you must do what you preach. Not following what you expect from your staff kills motivation and positive attitudes.
3- Give spaces to relax and have fun; whoever wants to join is welcome. You will be surprised how this makes the team grow closer.
4- Have an open environment where the team feels free to express their ideas, think outside the box, and feel valued and considered.
Check these tips one by one and ask yourself, am I doing this with my team? If not, don`t worry! There is always time to improve.
Remote work culture takes intentional effort to keep healthy, it comes from each person`s values, and it will surely make your company rise with invested and valued teams.