This is a guest post by David Miller, a technical writer & edu-tech enthusiast currently pursuing research in project management software. You can find him on Twitter, or writing for the ProProfs Project.
If I ask you to select a few colleagues in your company and take a survey of how well they understand their company’s culture, how do you think they’d score?
Not so sure?
Now, think about remote teams.
Teams you don’t even talk on a regular basis – how sure are you that they know your company’s values or culture?
Let’s take an example.
According to a PMI study, 83% of respondents spend at least an hour or two working remotely every day. Among which the percentage of remote employees stand at:
- 47% – Business Owners
- 47% – Managers
- 50% – Executives
- 36% – Team Members
Now, as you can see that most upper-management employees are usually working remotely with the company, and if they themselves don’t possess a firm grasp on company culture – how will they pass it on to their team members?
Usually, remote team members are simply assigned tasks with a due date and it is all professional.
But, what most companies don’t realize is that it is really crucial for everyone who is part of a company to understand their values and culture.