As technology advances, the most effective way to communicate is through direct interaction. In all the confusion about automation, we tend to forget about it. AI; VR; Chatbots; Smart Assistants; Robots; Smart Speakers; WhatsApp, Slack, Zoom, and other communication apps. Social media apps etc. Many aspects of these innovations are positive and beneficial in remote work culture, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 disaster. However, the improper use of technology results in the loss of the most important human face-to-face connection. Real human connections continue to be most important at work.

Understand the value of remote work culture

Remote work culture has been shown to positively affect employee productivity, well-being, and overall well-being in many studies.

About half of the volunteers worked from home. A control group of individuals remained at the office. At the end of the survey, we collected survey responses and performance data, which revealed that remote work speakers are more satisfied and less likely to leave but are also more productive than employees who come to the office.

Telecommuting is described in depth in this article on Global Workplace Analytics. These include;

  • Enhances employee satisfaction
  • Reducing unplanned absences
  • Enhances productivity
  • Reduces costs
  • Reduces time wasted in meetings
  • Makes collaboration easier
  • Increases the pool of talent

It can be seen that telecommuting or using remote work speakers provides many benefits to both the employee and employer.

Communicate openly and invite feedback:

Keeping your team’s communication channels open and clear increases transparency while providing your team with the communication your organization truly needs. We are not just talking about online meetings that people fear.

We want to foster an environment where everyone on the team contributes, not just the noisy, extroverted people. Reduce the bureaucratic formalism and formalism associated with communication to avoid keeping employees quiet. This is unhealthy for the employees and the entire team.

Depending on the size of the team, the more relaxed and comfortable the team’s communication channels, the more open and transparent they will be.

Communicate how expectations should be met

Setting expectations about which communication channel will be used for which subject really helps determine the tone and facilitates communication. For example, you always want to send legal and “serious” documents via email or a cloud file server, whereas casual discussions and team meetings can be done via Slack or Skype.

By having a simple guide so everyone can understand your thoughts, you can reduce confusion about what to post and where. If your distributed team uses a specific set of tools for communication and collaboration (Dropbox for file sharing, Slack for text discussion, etc.), notify all remote work speakers immediately. That way, you don’t have to email your team to find out which one. Under what conditions do you need a particular tool?

It’s important to ask remote work speakers to log in to these tools as well. Barriers to this communication, such as a team member not logging into the company’s IM system, are harmful and can be productive.

The majority of communication tools can be left open all day as desktop apps or browser tabs, and notifications keep them up to date. It’s as easy as keeping that tab open, keeping the door open for communication, and creating a more cohesive collaborative workspace.

Spend time learning about everyone

If you sit with your office mates every day, it won’t take long for you to start learning a lot about them. Even without trying, you begin to understand who they are as human beings and their personality traits.

It gets even harder if the teams split up. Emphasize learning about each of your employees and colleagues through informal discussions, or consider conducting a staff-wide survey about your favorite meals and movies.

You can make this a game where everyone has to vote for their favorite cartoon characters and more. These simple and fun activities really help develop a positive corporate remote work culture with remote teams.

Measure employee engagement in remote teams

Setting a time for a formal quarterly survey, monthly email status updates from all team members, or an employee pulse survey can help you gauge sentiment between teams at any time.

It’s not just about business matters. Asking about general well-being and mood can also help increase openness and reduce feelings of isolation and lack of communication.

Many clients use the employee heart rate survey weekly or monthly as an emotional index, and it has significant side effects, such as dialogue with employees who need to discuss issues.

Publish your remote work culture thoughts

Many companies are starting to publicize their thoughts about their values and remote work culture.

The best-known example of this is the Netflix Culture: Freedom and Responsibility slide released in 2010 by CEO and founder Reed Hastings. Played more than 12 million times to date, this slide is a great way to promote your target culture.

Presented here are eight slide decks from companies that are willing to share their cultures far and wide.

  1. A culture deck from Acceleration Partners.
  2. A Culture Code from Tech in Asia.
  3. HubSpot’s Culture Code.
  4. A Culture Deck from LinkedIn.
  5. Nancy’s Culture.
  6. IDEO Values
  7. A Social World: Culture Code
  8. Grammatically’s Culture Code

Introducing your remote work culture deck on the web is a great way to introduce possible candidates for your next role.