Remote First Culture
What is Remote First Culture?
Remote First Culture involves adapting and integrating remote work into an organization’s culture. In other words, it means that the entire company understands how the business operates regardless of the location of its teams. The goal is to guarantee there are no differences between office workers and those who work remotely. This reality is only possible when organizations incorporate new ways of working into their mindset and processes in which teams focus on identifying and delivering value.
Why is it important?
In today’s global economy, and in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, working remotely is no longer a novelty. Organizations around the world have discovered the benefits of adopting a remote culture. Cost and resource savings and access to top talent are just some of the benefits to the business. On a personal level, workers have a larger pool of job opportunities, the ability to be more productive since they no longer spend time commuting, and a better work/life balance.
A remote first culture is a win-win for everyone, but making it a reality takes experience and commitment as well as an organizational initiative to adapt the mindset, processes, and methodologies. Employees must enhance their collaboration skills, facilitation techniques, tool library, and agile competencies. In addition, they must develop a notable level of trust with their workers and commit to providing them with the training that enables them to adjust their work for a virtual environment, facilitate sessions remotely, and utilize new remote working tools.