Building a remote culture
Whether you are working remotely or in an office there is always the lingering issues of burnout, isolation, and anxiety. Establishing a culture that acknowledges and recognizes this allows for a more productive and fulfilling work environment.
There are no single players in a team sport. Workplace leaders need to establish a culture that is collaborative, respectful, and empowers everyone. Team leaders need to be able to recognize and respect the diversity of the team.
2020 was a year of short-term response to remote work, but it also opened the pathways towards the long-term potential of remote asynchronous work.
Encourage rest and time off. It may sound counter-intuitive, but it is important to have a rest day. Resting is a great way to get your mind off the grind and get back to work. Clarity comes through rest.
Rest does not come at the expense of work; it is a core function of doing excellent work.
Traditionally, strong work ethics dictated that you put in long hours and celebrate the hours spent working. This is wrong. Finding a balance between work and rest is a key part of being a productive and fulfilling employee and a happy healthy individual.