[Webinar Key Takeaways]: Creating A High Performing Remote Company Culture
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What was once talked about, has come into existence i.e. organizations going fully remote. Although this unanticipated shift startled the businesses in the initial stages, it is turning into an opportunity for them to save costs on a higher scale. Experts are quoting that remote work is the new standard for the future of work. Many organizations have already declared a full or partial remote work flexibility to their employees.
The benefits of having virtual teams are divulging that this new work revolution as a win-win situation for both employers and employees. However, the challenges of remote work are standing equal to its benefits. Making it even harder, now the culture establishment among the dispersed workforce has become a key complication for businesses. Also, employees’ performance and productivity have seen uneven levels given the new work environment.
How do organizations adapt and build a remote work culture that fosters uncompromised performance?
To discuss and decode it, Keka along with Xoxoday held a session together recently. The hour length discussion was joined by Gokul Rangarajan (Senior Product Manager, Keka), Naz Parveen (HR Business Partner, Xoxoday), and Jaya Lakshmi (Chief People Officer at Xpand).
The important takeaways and insights from the session are summarized for you below.
The gap between the policy and process in enabling remote work is considerably more in our country. When compared with western countries like the US, the SMEs in India hesitate to come up with strong remote work policies post-COVID.
However, with the integration of the right technology, the space between the policy and process can be nullified. Technological intervention can help businesses to damper the instability during the adoption of new processes amid uncertain times.
The last 3 months of interactions with our customers have helped us understand 4 common key elements of productive remote work culture.
Remote realities have overlapped the expectations owing to the crisis and it is completely fine. Organizations should assimilate that current remote work experience of employees is not at its finest due to the prevalence of stringent restrictions.
Sudden shift has impacted individuals in certain ways and has been uncomfortable for them in some instances. Open and transparent communication has to be promoted between the employees and employers regarding their good and bad experiences for boosting their morale.
Covid-19 has accelerated the industrial revolution 4.0 in such a way that technology has become an integral part of almost every process of the business. Similarly, managing people and engaging virtually at each level demands technology intervention.
These disruptive times are shedding more light on human competencies such as communicating, building trust, hyper-personalization of employee experience along with compassionate leadership. All these competencies together contribute in shaping a great culture for the organization. With the cognizance of technology and competencies, now is the right time for the HR to take the lead in ‘managing the invisible workforce’.
The four primarily focused HR competencies for the future are,
You can watch the whole session for better cognizance below.
Sarath is a Marketing Executive at Keka HR. He is a tech geek and is passionate to write. Plays guitar and a slight introvert by nature. He can’t keep calm when he’s around birds he just loves them a little much. He gets inspiration from nature and is creative when it comes to art.