Your organization may have a strong corporate culture within the office, but how do you convert that positive energy to your virtual team? According to aÃ study conducted by Forbes, companies that have a strong corporate culture increase revenue byÃ 682%.
With the switch to remote work, it is imperative that your positive culture remains in effect so your team can continue to feel motivated and produce quality work.
Here are 5 ways to create a positive work culture for remote teams:
Tools to Motivate Productivity
AÃ study ran by GallupÃ shows companies with strongÃ employee engagement had 21% higher levels of profitability. The following team collaboration tools encourage employee engagement by staying connected and working cohesively.
SlackÃ is known for keeping teams connected but other tools likeÃ Microsoft Teams,Ã Chanty, andÃ FleepÃ are also easy-to-use instant messaging platforms. If your company utilizes messaging tools, you are providing your team with an efficient way to communicate and stay informed.
If you are looking for a simple project management solution,Ã AsanaÃ andÃ Trello offer basic features to keep your teamÃ¢â¬â¢s projects on track. For more complex project management software that can assist bigger projects and teams, you can try Birdview PSA. Have all your work, project, and task information in one convenient platform while having the ability for team collaboration. We may be biased Ã¢â¬ but we truly believe Birdview PSA is the best solution for bigger teams!
Set Scheduled Work Hours and Breaks
Setting a set work schedule is one of the many challenges of working remotely. Employees often find themselves working through their lunch hours or working longer days. Encouraging your team to set scheduled work hours and reminders to take breaks can lead to higher rates of productivity, and overall happiness according to research from The Energy Project.
Company-wide Business Meetings
In many cases,Ã company transparency is the number-one factorÃ in determining employeesÃ¢â¬â¢ workplace happiness. Whether itÃ¢â¬â¢s monthly or quarterly townhalls, informing your team on your companyÃ¢â¬â¢s sales, goals and updates can offer a sense of trust between employees and their employer.
Here at Birdview PSA, we have a weekly 30-minute video chat to stay connected with our team and catch up on non-work related topics. These video chat meetings create a sense of community within a team. In addition to these group hangouts, creating a social calendar, or implementing interactive virtual activities can also add to positive work culture. Some of our personal favorite ideas are:
- Online board and video games
- Virtual cooking classes
- Biweekly or monthly book club
- Use aÃ virtual team building platform
For more creative ideas on how to entertain your team, you canÃ check out this blog our friends at ZapierÃ wrote.
Ask for Feedback
What better way to increase a positive work culture than asking your team directly for their ideas. Asking for feedback on what your team enjoys about working remotely and ideas they would like to see implemented shows them that you value their opinion.
These 5 simple, yet effective, ways to encourage a positive remote culture may be the defining elements to what turns a disengaged remote worker Ã¢â¬ productive. If your team has implemented other strategies to create a positive virtual corporate culture, please feel free to share them with the Birdview PSA community.