Aug 16, 2021
Our world was flipped upside-down when COVID-19 entered the vernacular in 2020, and virtually everything, including how and where we work, changed. Eighteen months into the pandemic has society adjusting to this “new normal” in ways few could have predicted. One of those adjustments? —working remotely has become much more of the rule than an exception.
On this episode of the Building Better Cultures podcast, host Scott McInnes sits down with bestselling author and CEO Chris Dyer to discuss all things remote work and how it has affected both managers and employees. Chris is the author of The Power of Company Culture and Remote Work. A self-described remote work leader and advocate, Chris is a firm believer in the fact that company culture is built not through in-person chats at the watercooler, but instead by principles like transparency, listening, mistakes, and recognition—all things that can be practiced whether workers are together around a table or meeting via Zoom.
Throughout their conversation, Chris and Scott share practical examples of remote work success stories, the reasons why hybrid work is inherently difficult, and the types of meetings Chris and his team use to signal expectations no matter where employees are joining from.
Although remote work can have its difficulties, Chris and Scott both agreed that this new form of work, spurred on by the pandemic, is here to stay and should be embraced for its many benefits.
Grab a copy of Chris’s new book here.
Benefits of remote work for employees is varied and needs to be communicated by employers.
Chris’s website: https://chrisdyer.com/
LinkedIn: Chris Dyer
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