By Fredi Avila
Never before has company culture been as important as it is today.
In today’s hyper-connected social media environment, we are instantly informed of company culture don’ts (think Uber CEO’s rampant disregard for others and UploadVR’s sex room ) as well as the highly coveted dos (think Ruby Receptionists and Airbnb CEO’s push for a more visible customer feedback experience).
If you are a business owner or high performing executive, it’s almost certain that you want to differentiate your company in order to draw in and keep top talent.
So, what do you need to do to create a strong company culture?
Explore the company culture examples below…
7 keys to building a high-performance remote culture
Fostering a strong company culture in any organization can be challenging, but it’s even more difficult with a remote workforce.
Here are 7 company culture examples that will help you create a high-performance remote culture.
#1 Weekly rituals and a culture of continuous feedback
It’s always important to go beyond the business and have fun.
Weekly sales updates and marketing reports are very important, but have fun with your presentation of these (and other) necessary documents. Celebrate the small wins, and definitely call out all of the people who make such wins possible. A great way to do this is to send out regular emails to the team highlighting “wow” moments, which are moments that truly go above and beyond the regular call of duty.
When it comes to the big wins, make sure to GO BIG! Recognize your employees for providing great service, for receiving positive feedback from clients, and provide your employees with the ability to nominate their colleagues for hard work, great attitudes, and consistent team collaboration.
In business, it’s best to over-communicate when working with a remote team.
Before we jump into this topic, it bears mentioning that over-communicating does not equal micromanaging. Over-communicating provides clarity meant to inform and instruct while micromanaging seeks to control every part of an event, activity, conversation, task and so on.
It’s difficult to go wrong by repeating, re-repeating and/or clarifying information. When preparing to work with a remote team, keep these four tips in mind:
- Establish Your Workflow: create and manage enhanced workflows that will move your business forward
- Create Solid Systems: document all of your processes and systems via training manuals and internal wikis
- Use Remote Collaboration Tools: harness the capabilities of remote collaboration to stay productive and effective
- Check In Daily: email your assistant and/or team members with anything from updated instructions that will further streamline your processes and tasks to clarifying expectations to canceling a task altogether and replacing it with another
When working with a remote team it is important to over-communicate and let people know when you:
- Receive a Project: take a moment to send a reply email saying you received the project, and let others know you understand their communication; this is called ‘closing-the-loop,’ which is a basic component of strong communication
- Anticipate Completing a Project: when projects aren’t able to be completed quickly (e.g. within Go to the full article.
Source:: Business 2 Community