January 2021, Florida, USA – (https://okayrelax.com/establishing-a-good-remote-work-culture/) The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way people work. A report by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics showed remote working grew by 91% in the last ten years in the United States. This percentage has likely escalated exponentially with stay-at-home orders.
Most people do not have a choice.
The onus for employers now is to reestablish a good work culture with a virtual team--a task easier said than done.
Culture is the most important thing in business, according to marketing expert Neil Patel--it is the one thing that makes people stay.
But a virtual working environment has a lot of distractions: the difficulties in unplugging, distractions at home, coordinating with different time zones, staying motivated, finding vacation time, and having a stable internet connection.
So the question for employers is this: how do you make up for in-person communication to foster a productive remote work environment?
One option is to tap a virtual personal assistance to check the boxes for you.
Such tasks include helping out define the culture that you want to establish for your company. How do you want your virtual team to interact? How do you want the organization to respond to change?
After laying it out, communicating it with the team, displaying it to new hires, and sharing it with other people such as potential investors is the next step. And in case your talents do not lie in creating and showcasing a presentation, you can get a personal assistant to help you with this regard.
An essential tip in establishing a good telework culture is ensuring that you hire the appropriate people to join your team. This means directly communicating with the human resources division to lay out the qualities that you want for the organization and ensuring that they buy in your vision for the future.
Another aspect is to create a functional on-boarding process to make sure new employees do not feel left to fend for themselves. A virtual assistant could make newcomers feel welcome, while having plenty of time to lay out their tasks and answer questions on how the organization works.
While a culture deck would help in laying out the major points of the organization, having someone willing to answer minute details about the company would work wonders in boosting a new hire's productivity and confidence.
Social interaction is also a must in any workplace--be it in-person or virtual. In remote work, make sure to set aside a virtual water cooler or have days assigned for non-business subjects.
Gathering virtually, with videos turned on, is crucial establishing bonds and strengthening everyone's sense of belonging.
Don't forget to ask for genuine feedback. Learning about how they feel in the workplace is essential in improving the company. If you hire an online assistant--affordable ones can be found anywhere--this could encourage the team to open up.
A virtual administrative assistant, who can assure that feedback will be confidential and will not take anything the employees say against them, is likely to be less intimidating than laying out problems in front of the boss.
These are only some of the essential tips you could learn in establishing a good remote work culture, which you can read more in the OkayRelax blog.
OkayRelax could also help you out in hiring an affordable virtual assistant with easy steps laid out online. Just check out OkayRelax.com to find out which personal assistant you need for your workplace.