Building Culture Remotely
Remote work has become much more normal in our world, and businesses are finding themselves adapting on the fly. This episode features Ben Smith, from Athletic Greens, who shares some first-hand tips on how to cultivate culture from afar. Here at SUBTA, we wanted to quickly share some of the take-aways from this week’s video.
- Utilize your apps for building trust.
- Every meeting needs to be a video call.
- Make time for water cooler chat. At Athletic Greens, they start every meeting with a questions round. And, those questions are documented on a Slack channel so when new people join the team, they can get the Cliffs Notes on their co-workers.
- Donut is a great app for connecting co-workers with each other. Relationships move at the speed of trust and making space for intentional connections will embolden your team’s resiliency.
- Transparency is important. Engage in conversations on the group channels rather than individual messages when possible.
- Honor your “deep work” time. Put it on your calendar. Turn off slack notifications during that time. One of the best benefits of working remotely is that you can truly work without distractions, but you have to be intentional about it.