Remote working doesn’t work without a great culture

  • Remote working is now part of the new normal.
  • When your people are based in different places it’s harder to maintain a cultural status quo.
  • Without a well-defined culture productivity will dip, engagement will be low and people will blame the flexible working policy rather than looking at the conditions created for success.

Remote working should have been something that all organisations offered to their employees (where appropriate to do so) regardless of whether there was a possibility of a pandemic or not. Family commitments, medical appointments and home deliveries are all part of people’s lives now so being able to offer flexibility is something that all people-focused companies should do.

It’s never been easier to work remotely thanks to fast internet connections, collaboration tools and a more relaxed view of when people need to be in the office to undertake focused work.

However, without a well-defined culture where everyone understands what’s expected of them, productivity will dip, engagement will be low and people will blame the flexible working policy rather than looking at the conditions created for success.

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