In today’s work culture, there is a need to cultivate an environment that can foster both transparency and productivity. Not only that but also while providing employees with a sense of belonging no matter where they are located. Good pay or benefits are essential, but a positive everyday experience is principal to retention.
While technology allows us to stay connected and is an important part of the remote work culture, frequent zoom-like meetings present their own set of challenges. Work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue, to name a few, are some of the challenges that many of us face, despite the supposed convenience of working from home and meeting via videoconferences.
We set up video conferencing such as virtual training, webinars, regular meetings, and other virtual gatherings with our colleagues from Bacolod and Roxas — integrating them into Xillium events and activities. This gives us the opportunity to connect with our remote colleagues, bridge the social distance, and build a company culture that supports our remote team members.
Expansion comes with social and collaboration challenges, especially when working with teams from different locations. Daily and frequent virtual communications, team huddles, and virtual happy hours help us create successful remote working relationships and preserve a sense of camaraderie.
Building connections has been one of the biggest challenges for the remote workforce since the onset of the pandemic. However, in Xillium, we strengthen team bonds among remote employees, which directly translates into improved relationships, trust, and communication. By fostering transparency, we can continue to move forward and make the most of our culture by focusing on creating a more trusting environment.
Liezel is a Xillium writer. She has a degree in literature and has spent years mentoring foreign students with their English communication skills in a remote work setting. Her academic involvement includes the development and revision of instructional materials and content. Her distance learning career honed her skills in communication, management, research, and technology.