Previously, we talked about finding conflicting reports on how allowing remote workers impacts attrition rates, attrition meaning when employees leave your business.
To review: flexible work policies, like remote working, are job perks, similar to higher salaries or car allowances. Work from Home arrangements are employee benefits that can set your company apart from the competition. Usually, better benefits equal to lower attrition rates.
So, how can there be studies that show the exact opposite where fully remote workers may be more likely to leave your organization? Our answer: Work Culture.
By bringing people together into a space, you’re better able to foster real relationships. Work culture is the character and personality of your organization including values, beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and attitudes. What embodies those characteristics? People.
While video conferencing and collaborative technology do wonders for bringing people together from different places, they don’t fully capture all of the important aspects of work culture. When you start to understand work culture, you begin to appreciate why bringing people together in a space has an impact on how committed they are to your organization.
However, simply bringing people together in a space isn’t enough. If you’re going to require your employees to come into the office, make sure it inspires them and shows them how much you’re invested in them. There are many ways to do this at almost any budget, connect with us at BOS.com and we’ll show you how to do it.
People and space combine to create work culture, and work culture is one of the best ways to retain talent.
Connect with us today to learn more about how you can establish an engaging work culture in your organization!