The Covid-19 disruption has accelerated the shift into a remote/hybrid working environment. One of the biggest challenges companies will face in the upcoming years will be strengthening employee engagement and creating a virtual culture.
Most companies have successfully enacted a 3/2 working week, with 3 days working in the office and 2 days working from home. But how has this affected us and how will this impact our business performance in the future?
Several studies have shown an increase in productivity working from home. According to a report by OWL labs, people working from home are 47% more productive!
But while worker productivity has changed, so have their needs, wants, and expectations.
Let's dive into what a virtual culture actually is. Now that most companies have adopted a hybrid working environment, managers need a way to ensure that their company culture (their values, performance, and attitudes) is being upheld even when their employees are working remotely. While organisational behaviour and norms differ between in-person, hybrid, and virtual environments, a successful culture remains consistent across them all.
It's not just about virtual Friday night drinks or virtual games. Virtual work culture is about ensuring your values and purpose translate from the physical into the virtual realm. The most successful and seamless cultures are born when employees are involved in the translation of the new virtual culture.
Saxton is here to help you get ahead of the hybrid culture transition. We have a range of sales, health, and motivational keynote speakers who can provide you and your team with either a presentation or a facilitated workshop to guide you through establishing a successful virtual company culture:
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