People long for social contact when working from home. It is important for leaders to recognize this need and make the social element an important part of day-to-day business when working remotely.
One of the biggest challenges is how to keep company culture alive and cohesive. One needs to be creative and think of innovative ways to thoughtfully approach and care for your employees, especially during these challenging times.
With that being said, here are some activities that can work to keep spirits high and your employees connection strong while working remotely.
• Eating lunch together during the week: Shut off the time with no work being completed or talked about – only social interaction allowed
• Dress up day: make a feature of this on a Friday and start off with a video meeting, have a prize for the best dressed
• Celebrate the big and small wins of the team: Make note of this by calling an urgent meeting bringing everybody together remotely to celebrate, congratulate and discuss
• Run a weekly employee questionnaire: 5 questions for staff to answer on their weeks progress on their remote work completed
In conclusion it is important to remember that each company has a unique culture which needs to be maintained in these remote working times. At TIME PERSONNEL we believe despite all our current challenges we know that culture is the key to success, and this comes through in our unique hiring process.