Retaining Company Culture When Remote Position Employees are on Board

by Jody Ordioni

The company must achieve the goal of building a uniform structure, that is articulated clearly. The framework should afford flexibility to all to execute their best ideas without hindering their creativity. The far-reaching effects of globalization have created a paradigm shift in the experience. With the avenue of work-from-home available to the work force, they opt to work from the comfort of their home, even if the pay is lesser.

However, employees working from such remote locations lead to a decline in turnover rates, stability within the structure, and the engagement with productive and talented workers. Hiring employees from across the globe should ensure maximum productivity with employees working past the diverse time zones as well.

One of the hurdles the company has to cross is the need to successfully and uniformly communicate with all the employees. To accomplish this goal the company has to adhere to a uniform code of conduct, applicable along all sections. Here is a checklist that ensures the engagement of even the employees working in remote positions and also their commitment to the corporate cultural.

Broader Corporate Goals Should be Emphasized

The wider goals of the corporate must be articulated and prioritized uniformly throughout the company, be it for full-time employees or the ones in remote location. All of the employees should have a proper orientation and acquainted well with the structure and policies of the broader goals of the company so that they can make efforts into its realization.

Sakun Aggarwal, CEO of Jungle Hut Resorts, chimes in that the key to success resides in making the employees aware of the policies and culture of the company. Each employee should be familiar with the wants of the company and the policies should be drilled across sections uniformly.

Two-Way Channel of Communication and Feedback

The process of communication should be open and accessible for all the employees. Even a newly-recruited employee should feel secure while providing feedback and suggestions. An open channel would ensure a best results and higher productivity. Any employee working from a remote position should be privy to any changes made in the corporate policy and should not be isolated from any necessary information. The accessibility and the transparency of the company is directly proportional to the productivity of the employees.

Ayush Jain, the founder of suggests that the company should utilize informal methods of communication, such as Skype, to allow employees in remote position better connectivity with regular employees.

Harmonious Employee Initiation

New recruits should be inducted into the company with a formal and thorough introduction to the channels of communication within the company. Other employees should be introduced to the strengths and the designation of the new employee. This allows for the other employees to work in sync with the newcomer, in a congenial fashion. The process of introduction ensures that every employee gets acquainted with the new joiner in the team.

Detox from Work

To build stable and healthy professional relations in the company, team building exercises are imperative. A simple effort such as a coffee meet for the whole team, once a month, to gather all employees around and celebrate the company culture goes a long way. Bouncing ideas establishes company ideals and sets targets.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, technological progresses have diminished the distance between office employees and those in remote positions. It becomes the responsibility of the company to outline well-established channels of communication that allow employees to support each other and build a harmonious work culture and environment.

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