The Culture of Things Podcast
What an pleasure to be invited to be a guest on The Culture of Things (TCoT) Podcast, a platform used to discuss all things culture, leadership and teamwork across business and sport. This opportunity has given me the chance to chat on a topic I feel very strongly about which is the culture of remote working.
Companies who invested time and worked on their culture pre-covid have found working remotely hard to do, but not as hard as companies who hadn’t worked on their values, mission and vision. Those with established cultures have realised that their values, mission and vision have given them something to lean on that was real before the pandemic.
A large majority of the workforce are currently operating from a remote, or hybrid model of work, while living under the ongoing threat of varying degrees of lockdown. My conversation with Brendan Rogers, host of The Culture of Things (TCoT) Podcast, discusses my belief that we are currently seeing a moment of false productivity as people have limited freedoms and distractions to be involved in. When life returns to normal, complete with social commitments competing with our time, I can foresee a productivity collapse.
After spending eight months interviewing and conducting research into companies like GitLab, Basecamp, Hotjar, Zapier, Buffer, Toptal, Automattic and others to understand how they operate, I have found that there are nine fundamental best practices that these companies focus on. Click here if you are a leader within a business that was unexpectedly forced into remote or hybrid working and are keen to learn what your team needs to operate effectively.