The Importance of Remote Working for Company Culture
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The Importance of Remote Working for Company Culture

16th July 2015
By Candice Choo

Company culture is now a fundamental component of successful businesses.  It may not be discernible on surface value, but it affects our dedication and attitude towards our job, so naturally, businesses are always trying to make improvements to it.  It has become so prominent in successful businesses that it has influenced companies to become proactive with the improvements the make.

Naturally, remote working has become an integral addition to improve company culture.  Being able to #AvoidTheHorror of strikes and delays is benefit difficult to argue against.  Rather than wasting countless hours commuting to and from work, remote working enables staff to stay productive in situations beyond their control.

Consequently, remote working (and flexible working) has changed the landscape of “the office” as more and more employees are given the freedom to determine their workplace and where they are most productive.

Remote working has become essential for improving staff satisfaction and retention.  This is because to improve company culture, employees should have the agility and mobility to explore what work environments suits them, rather than having no option but to work at their office desk everyday.

The strict 9-5 desk job is no longer the reality.  Remote working is starting to be integrated into business models as both small and large companies are realising the affect it has on improving both work-life balance and company culture.

Technology is at the stage where there are now many more channels to communicate with others than just emailing or verbally speaking to a colleague at their office desk.  Online solutions such as instant message and screen share lets colleagues, clients and agencies communicate with each other from a range of locations, time zones and devices.  Not only have channels of communication improved, but also have company culture.  Formal and informal way of communicating with each other has meant that people now communicate more and can be instantly notified.

Company culture also inevitably improves with remote working because by giving employees the option to work remotely, it creates a culture of trust.  For good company culture to be established, employees need to have a sense of autonomy and remote working can create just that.  Everyone works in their own unique way, so by businesses acknowledging this, remote working has become a natural fit for improving a company’s culture.

Now, finding locations has become easy with the release of our Smarter Working Guide to London.  By being a user-generated guide, remote workers across the UK recommended their favourite locations for remote working.  So whether you just need a place with good Wi-Fi and coffee, or a more bespoke, quirky location to work from, our ebook can be your answer!

Download here.