Creating a Happy and Healthy Hybrid Workplace
Four walls do not make a culture
Now that associations have reached the point of no return in embracing a hybrid work model, communication and transparency are the keys to a successful workplace culture, said John Clese, a remote workforce strategist for Achurch Consulting.
“Four walls do not make a culture,” said Clese, which is notable because 70 percent of associations have gone hybrid, and another 27 percent are fully remote, according to his company’s “2022 State of the Workplace Pulse Survey.” Many of the traits associated with effective cultures—accountability, engagement, and transparency—“have nothing to do with walls” and can be achieved through digital connections.
Offering the option to work from home can improve culture since remote work is a popular office perk, said Maddie Grant, CAE, founder of PROPEL, a company that assists associations in elevating workplace culture. “It’s a big shift toward meeting the needs of individual employees, which correlates strongly with employee engagement,” she said.
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