A recent article, How to Build a Company Culture Even if Your Team is Remote by Himanshu Sareen says that in businesses with big telecommuting workforce, it’s easy to ignore company culture completely. Nonetheless, don’t assume that because your business employs a lot of remote staff or your team is off-site, that company culture is not necessary to your business. Remember it’s vital to your business’ long-term growth.
Here are four ways to build company culture even if your team is remote.
1. Ensure candidate really understands your business.
Job interviews help you determine if a potential employee’s passions and interests align with your business goals–you can separate candidates who will potentially fit into your company’s culture, from those who won’t.
Once that new remote worker is on the job, ensure he or she can look right into your company culture and get to know everyone. Require weekly updates and conference calls where everyone reports on the progress they’ve made toward meeting specified company milestones.
3. Create an environment where real communication is happening.
Ensure your team has various means to collaborate. Utilize chat apps, comments sections in your project management tools, and video conferencing to pull everyone and their ideas together. Consider using real-time chat and video options like Skype or Google Hangouts to ensure your team is constantly connected.
4. Make sure everyone has the support they need to succeed.
Everyone on your team should be using their talents/skills not just to support the company mission and vision but to help one another. These sorts of actions foster teamwork and solidarity and should happen regardless of location– whether your team is working from home or in shared office space.
Follow the tips discussed above to ensure your remote workers perform their tasks efficiently and at the same time build camaraderie with their teammates and leaders. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: virtual office space, meeting room access, and coworking office space. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.