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Remote Workplace Culture
How to Bring Energy and Focus to Remote Teams
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About the book
The way we work has changed and a strong, supportive company culture is key for success. When employees work remotely, even occasionally, HR professionals and business leaders need to think differently.
Practitioners now need to motivate their workforce, support talent development, ensure an inclusive environment and protect their employees' mental health, all without being in the same physical space. A strong and effective company culture that is built specifically with this purpose in mind is crucial. Remote Workplace Culture is a practical guide that shows how to achieve this and explains why simply replicating what used to happen in the office in a virtual environment doesn't work.
This book shows how a strong culture for remote, hybrid and flexible working helps attract the best talent, whether this is nationally or globally and explains how to prioritize inclusion. There is also specific guidance on wellbeing initiatives, how to replace social learning in a hybrid or remote working culture and how to avoid common pitfalls such as an overreliance on technology, the blurring of work/life boundaries and a misunderstanding of remote working etiquette. Supported by case studies from BBC, Salesforce, leading financial services brands and law firms, Remote Workplace Culture is essential reading for all HR professionals and business leaders needing to develop strong company culture in the new world of work.
About the authors
Sean O'Meara is a public relations and user experience consultant from Nottinghamshire, England. He founded the 'remote-first' digital communications consultancy Essential Content in 2015 and has more than 15 years' experience of working remotely. He lives in Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK.
Professor Sir Cary Cooper is the 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK and was President of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Based in Macclesfield, UK, he is also the Chair of the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing at Work.
- Prior to COVID-19, flexible working was, to most people, a largely theoretical construct that applied to a very limited number of employees in specific circumstances. That all changed very quickly and now most people in jobs that can be done remotely, have experienced some form of flexible working. As we now move into a more defined state of 'hybrid working', this excellent book provides meaningful and actionable insights into the challenges, opportunities and potential pitfalls that lie ahead. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone dealing with this issue in their workplace.
- David Roomes, Chief Medical Officer, Rolls-Royce plc.