How to Build a Strong Company Culture for Your Remote Team

How to Build a Strong Company Culture for Your Remote Team

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.

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5 Ways to Effectively Manage Remote Teams & Avoid Project Crisis

The following is a guest contribution from Ionia Sima. Ionia is an architecture student, gamer, writer, and CMO of Digital Web Properties. She has a great interest in big data, SEO, SMM, and video animation. You can follow her on Twitter for more random musings.

remote-team-management

How do you manage people you can’t see?

Hiring remote employees has become an option that numerous industries have started doing, but that comes with a problem…

Due to the recent popularity of the concept, the majority do not properly understand how to lead and manage remote teams.

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