With remote teams on the rise, project managers have a new problem to handle – creating and maintaining a strong team culture when the team is scattered across continents. Prioritizing culture is a smart business move. Companies that foster positive work culture and excellent employee experience tend to be more profitable with better stock market returns. How to foster a positive remote work culture when your team works from home or distributed across the globe? In this article at Forbes, Tyler Bray explains how to build a positive remote work culture.
Tips to Establish Positive Work Culture
Clarify Your Expectations
“You have to inspect your expectations consistently to ensure they are being met,” explains Tyler. Include your company values in your employee handbook or remote work policy. Employees can go back and read those values whenever they are unsure about to execute their work. Communicating your expectation will help you address the issues that are not working for your team.
Cultivate an Environment of Trust
To create a positive remote work environment, you must communicate higher-level decisions with your team and let them know that you trust them with their work – even when they are working from remote locations. Focus on the team’s output and check-in with underproductive employees, and ask if there’s anything you can do tois help.
Deepen Your Relationship with Teams
Deepening relationships with employees is essential in creating positive workplace culture both in person and for remote teams. You can build a positive remote work culture only when you can connect with your team members beyond the context of work. Therefore, make an effort to know your employees personally by creating spaces and opportunities for casual conversation. Organize events such as virtual team lunches, book clubs, and friendly competitions to help them stay connected.
If you are curious to learn more, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2020/11/16/how-to-build-a-positive-remote-work-culture/?sh=4a0d1ea1fb08.