New Normal: The Covid-19 Work Culture - 4/20/2021

COVID-19 has seemingly forced a new normal era everywhere. One of the most challenging tasks during this time has been working from home and maintaining productivity at the same time.

What we have got used to on Zoom / Microsoft Teams / Google Meet are sentences like:

"Can you hear me?"
"Your microphone is muted"
"Sorry I lost connectivity"

Office environment of early 2020

Long gone are the days when you could stand and talk to your colleague or be called to the manager’s office. It may be common to attend online meetings and conferences in shorts and wearing a shirt above or have a family member walk by during your office call. While all these tasks may seem simple or downright funny, the remote world has taken time to adjust to it.

Companies scrambled to adjust their business operations, technology tools and infrastructure to this new scenario. During the pandemic, more associations and leaders are seeing that without compassion, understanding and a positive plan, their organizations are battling to achieve targets. Pro-Employee work culture should consistently be a significant factor. It's the glue that holds associations together during the various difficulties.

work from home, added stress, isolated office

Good Work Culture

“I used to believe that culture was ‘soft,’ and had little bearing on our bottom line. What I believe today is that our culture has everything to do with our bottom line, now and into the future.”
- Vern Dosch, author, Wired Differently

Maintaining a good work culture and productivity while working remotely has been an uphill task, but that’s the one which every company must adhere to.

Culture is what motivates and retains talented employees - Betty Thompson

Positive Workplace and Maintaining Productivity 

Building a positive work environment is a must, as working from your own house is not as inspiring as working in an office.

Managers must talk to their employees on the lines of health too, rather than just talking about their work. Just sticking to your business is not humane and what must be done in these times is chat along and make sure that your employee / colleague / boss is genuinely fine. Small gestures, like a quick email to ask how someone’s day is or a quick call to see if there is anything you can do to help can go a long way in building a culture and a subsequent community.

According to a recent Slack survey, "nearly half of newly remote workers say that working from home has negatively affected their sense of belonging and productivity."

Representatives who weren't far off the remote engagement before, now acknowledge they're more beneficial and cheerful telecommuting and would like to stay away for the indefinite future to the workplace. Others feel wide off the mark without the presence of others and can hardly wait to return. Thus, it’s important to focus on building a positive work culture.


Companies with a healthy culture also see less turnover and lower levels of absenteeism, which can directly impact the company's bottom line.

Some of The Key DO’s for Building Culture Remotely

  • Make employee well-being the top priority (They need to know you care).

  • Check on your employee / colleagues/ bosses regularly to know how they are doing beyond work.

  • Be Transparent to the employees about company decisions.

  • Communicate well and check up on duties/tasks to make sure everyone is on the same wavelength.

  • Avoid loss of information during online conversations.

Collaboration tools are needed, for newly remote workers who struggle to adapt with new workplace reality.
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