With the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, many companies are working remotely to ensure the safety of their employees. Detachment from the work culture and social isolation are some of the biggest disadvantages of remote work. In many organizations, hiring managers and team managers are working towards improving those aspects of the team that works from home.
In this article at Forbes, Sahin Boydas explains the traits of companies that have successfully shifted to remote work.
Traits of A Successful Remote Company
They Value Flexibility
The companies that have seamlessly transitioned to remote workplace emphasizes the flexible work culture. They foster a culture that champions responsibility-sharing and shuns the micromanagement of team members.
Team Members are Aware of the Organization’s Mission
In remote teams, the awareness of the organization’s mission and goals is often nonexistent. The managers assign the tasks, and the workers complete them as a part of their routine. However, in a successful remote team, managers communicate the company’s goals, so that everyone can feel like they are doing something useful.
They Bring People Together Virtually
“When your teams are happy, healthy, and engaged with one another as people and not simply just as co-workers, you’re one step closer to cultivating the right atmosphere for a successful remote team,” says Sahin. Companies that have successfully transitioned to remote work use video conferencing tools such as Google Meet and Zoom to promote fun, non-work-related activities to encourage camaraderie and team bonding. These companies have activities like meditation sessions, exercise classes, virtual happy hours, and other online events to promote employees’ well-being.
Besides the factors mentioned above, effective communication and a positive attitude towards the employees are the foundation for good remote work culture. Has your organization made a successful transition to remote work?