One of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic was that working from home no longer was considered to be a luxury, but rather the standard for any company that wanted to thrive in times of a pandemic. Working from home however, is a modus operandi that plenty of companies and employees are already familiar with, which means that we also have the resources and knowledge to guide those for whom it’s still a new working practice and guide them to a productive, collaborative work environment.
This is why Silicon Garden hosted a presentation by Laïla von Alvensleben for We Are Online. She works as Head of Culture and Collaboration at MURAL where she works within a distributed team of 150 employees and was the ideal candidate to host a presentation on striking the balance between WFH (Working from Home) and finding a way to connect with your teams. She coaches and advises people, teams and organisations on remote work. She has been working remotely since 2014 and is convinced that people worldwide can benefit from what she calls a “way of living” that goes beyond work. She has made it her mission to enable distributed teams to cultivate a successful remote working culture that will empower them to work from anywhere.
In her presentation on April 29, 2020, she covered topics such as:
Why it’s important to keep the three 3 C’s in sight at all times: Culture, Communication and Collaboration
How culture will play a role in having productive, healthy remote work-relationships
Which tools she considers essential for people who work from home
The mindset that you need in order to create and sustain happy, thriving remote teams
Useful tips and best practices for working from home.
When restructuring your company to work remotely, it’s important to not only work with the right set of tools but also to consider what type of company culture you want to build over the following years. There’s no question that remote work will be here to stay and if you now spend some time clearly outlining your goals, methods and approaches for remote work, you’ll be more in control over the kind of work culture that you’ll have over the next couple of years.