It’s been five months now and the vast majority of traditional office-based businesses have proven to themselves – and the rest of the world – that remote work is not only possible but that it’s probably the face of the future workforce.
This is the cornerstone of every organisation. The holy grail to relationship success. The yin to profitability yang. And interestingly, not the same thing as talking. We all know someone who loves to talk but isn’t a great communicator.
Disrupted operations and fragmented environments that have scattered the workforce are creating a very different dynamic for leaders. It’s raised the bar, compelling you as a leader to adopt a more personal style of management.
You reach the end of your workday and glance down at your (now coffee-stained) to-do list. You’re immediately overcome with frustration as you realise that barely half of the items are checked off. Seriously, what happened? You were here for eight hours, so why didn’t you get more accomplished?
If there's one thing high-performing teams are built on, it's effective communication. It doesn't matter how disruptive your technology is or how grand a vision you hold — if your team doesn't communicate well, you're going to be fighting an uphill battle.
From the team at Yonder We love delving into organisational behavior and the psychology of work. A few months ago, we were discussing some remote work personality types and came up with some of our own!
By now, you’ve probably heard several times that communication is crucial in remote teams. And it’s easy to understand why. It’s the only thing that makes a virtual team. Without messages and meetings with each other, we’re just a bunch of strangers that happen to be working toward the same goal.
In co-located companies, team culture is often organic and subconscious. It develops naturally as your team spends days and weeks together and finds common habits, traits, and opinions that they share. In turn, these turn into a unified vibe and mission… or in other words, your company culture.
Whether you're a new or experienced remote employee, you've probably realised how hard it can be to stay on a proper schedule. Luckily, with all of the scheduling technology we have today, creating an outline of your workweek actually isn't that hard to do.