Remote work, not to be confused with “WFH,” is an interesting topic. I could fire off statistics left and right on the now numerous studies and polls done on remote work, but I will keep it to a couple I found relevant to the topic of developing and maintaining a company culture. An astonishing 67% of remote workers say their lifestyle has gotten healthier since they started working remote. That is a substantial number, as it is well over 50% of the populous of remote workers. What healthier in this case means can be attributed to a variety of factors, but some I can say for myself are
So, what’s the bottom line here? COVID or not, remote work is here to stay. What started as a means for workers to continue working during a global pandemic, has turned into another war – the war on talent. Now that increased companies have remote offerings, the landscape for top talent has changed.
This is where a strong company culture, such as the one at Blackink IT, becomes so important. With some of us working regularly in the office and other’s such as myself spending far more time remote, being able to maintain a healthy and fun culture becomes more important.
Being able to advertise that our culture is as consistent as the day many of us went remote is no small feat. Some of the way’s Blackink IT has been able to maintain its culture include:
While some companies may be requiring employees to slowly return to the office, Blackink has made great strides in being an industry leader on what it means to work in a hybrid work environment.