Company culture can be challenging to maintain with a dispersed workforce, so it’s up to you to keep remote employees engaged and connected in a way that’s in-line with your overall corporate culture, mission, and values.
Remain connected with employees, and use technology for face-to-face interactions when needed.
If your employees use a chat program, it’s easier to encourage collaboration that keeps employees engaged with one another. If possible, try to make sure you regularly assign teamwork-based tasks as well. When possible, and outside of the Covid-19 situation, try to arrange some opportunities for employees to get together face-to-face as well.
For example, maybe you have a company-wide in-person meeting once a quarter or once a year. At times when that’s not possible, think about company-wide virtual meetings.
These don't have to be about work - these opportunities for fun as well - like random virtual coffee matchups, work from home pet competitions, virtual happy hours or game nights. While they may not be about work, these types of casual conversations are important because they’re creating relationships between employees.
Zapier is a great example of bringing together remote teams and strong corporate culture
. According to Zapier, they build culture through the use of the right tools, transparency about company values and culture, and regular sharing of work updates so that everyone feels like things are being accomplished and they can trust their coworkers.