Beyond the Workspace: Establishing Ties With Remote Workers
The physicality of a shared office space plays an integral role in fostering a healthy and productive company culture among employees. However, some essential aspects of the work environment are undergoing significant changes in the face of today’s ever-evolving business models.
4Corners Business Centers offers valuable tips on how you can create a great office culture, even without an office.
The Rise of Remote Offices
In today’s digital age, remote workplaces are becoming more and more common. While working remotely offers numerous perks, such as not having to travel to and from the workplace, it also has its drawbacks. Here are ways to manage those drawbacks.
1. Establish Work Ties
Due to the lack of physical contact, engaging remote workers is a challenge for many virtual office setups. It’s important for every worker to feel that their company values them. Instead of just sending an email congratulating the team for meeting the monthly quota, choose a more personal approach such as sending individual thank-you notes to everyone concerned. You can set a regular get-together, or even schedule weekly powwow meetings to help everyone feel included and up to date with how the company is doing.
The best way to create a professional relationship with remote workers is by establishing their identity as an employee and highlighting their importance to the company.
2. Set Boundaries
It’s easier for workers to feel disconnected from the goal and vision of the team if they have not been properly introduced to the principles of the company. Set schedules, quotas and rules so your employees don’t lose sight of what their performance level should be. Providing a much-needed structure encourages your workers to deliver in terms of efficiency, punctuality and quality of work.
A company must be able to adapt and meet the demands of the fast-paced modern world. Ensure your company’s progress by turning your virtual office space into a place where camaraderie can be formed organically. 4Corners Business Centers offers virtual offices that will help your business reach important milestones, even without your own physical office. You may contact us at (718) 280-5170. We also offer fully-furnished meeting rooms in Brooklyn, NY.