Company Culture and the Human Connection
A significant impact of the WFH concept is on company culture and the connections we form with our colleagues. You may be surprised to know that when a group of business leaders were asked about their main concerns, employee productivity wasn’t number one.
Their biggest concern was around maintaining the corporate culture. Culture is often underestimated. But it is crucial to how companies produce results and interact with each other and their customers.
Businesses often underestimate the value of the human connection and its importance, especially with regards to how their employees are doing. Research has shown that as a result, approximately 61% of business leaders have implemented frequent employee check-ins in an attempt to maintain those all-important relationships.
One of the drawbacks to remote working is around the appointment of new staff. Employees who had worked together prior to the pandemic had developed connections and identified with the corporate culture. According to TINYpulse, peer recognition has dropped by 34%, and new appointments are less likely to be aware of company values.