Everyone has heard the debate over company culture remote work, and now everyone is talking about quiet quitting. We feel like these conversations are all a distraction from the real problem we have seen in the tech industry – employee burnout. In this new age of hybrid and remote work, it is harder to create the type of engagement and culture with one’s team.
A couple of weeks ago we co-hosted an event with AllVoices. We had just the most incredible lineup of experts including Jasmine Francis, VP of People and Culture at Thinx, Celeste Bell EVP and Head of HR at Deutsch NY, Veracelle Vega, CPO at Boxed, and Adrienne Barnard SVP People Operations & Experience at Mainstay. They shared their insight on creating an intentional equitable hybrid/remote work environment. Below is a short list of action items your company can take, to improve engagement with your teams.
- Over-communicate (same message(s) being sent on slack/email, etc, not just one format).
- Q&A’s to share market feedback and gather employee feedback (send guidelines beforehand).
- Internal newsletter end of the week that recognizes world, market, and business happenings.
- Share the risks (and upside 🙂 of joining your company with candidates interviewing.
- Employee-led conversations where employees can discuss a range of topics (ie. Well-being, water-cooler chatter, etc).
- Share what your company is doing to make the world a better place.
To listen to the who conversation, you can watch the webinar here.