Managing a remote team is the long-distance relationship of the business world. It’s an ideal situation for business owners who need to leverage the collective power of professionals but have a limited local talent pool. It’s also beneficial for employees who can’t stomach the thought of an hour-long commute each day or who work best unsupervised. But it’s not without its hardships, and getting ahead of those challenges before hiring your new remote team members is the best way to ensure things work out between you.
To better understand what companies were doing to improve remote workplace culture, we decided to take a glance at companies within our coworking network, as well as some examples of thought leaders in the industry. Our findings were split between two separate pillars of improving remote workplace culture, which fell into helping with either productivity or workplace morale. Here are a few key strategies that stood out:
Where do you like to work? Do you thrive in a creative, relaxed, high-end and concentration-enhancing professional community within a tech hub with tons of amenities? Do you do your best work in a place that fulfills your personal needs so you aren’t sidelined by a time-consuming trip to seek out a brief mid-day meal — unless that’s what you need? Do you crave comfortable, friendly, and collaborative relationships with others working around you that motivate you to reach higher goals?
Shared workspaces (or coworking spaces) aren’t for everyone, but they can be the ideal solution for the right kind of worker. In fact, according to one study by the Harvard Business Review, coworkers reported higher levels of satisfaction than remote and even office workers. In this article, we’ll walk you through the three top reasons people choose coworking to help you decide if it’s the right fit for you.