How to Maintain Company Culture Post Pandemic
As a digital marketing company, the transition to working remotely at the start of the pandemic was a seamless switch. We actually kept our office spaces, so our employees can socialize and have a fun place to work that is outside their homes, if they want it. Even with the offices available though, the majority of our staff works predominantly remotely.
While this has offered flexibility, it has made maintaining strong levels of company culture and employee engagement more difficult, and I’ve had to find ways to combat this.
To solve this, I’ve created leadership positions within our Culture Committee. We are lucky to have a team of employees who want to take part in their company culture; over 80% of our team is a member of our Culture Committee!
I created different subgroups including Health+Wellness, DEI Initiatives, Employee Engagement, Professional Development, and Company Merch. Each group is voluntarily led by an employee who is given a generous budget to plan company events and creates goals with me for their group to meet each trimester.
Not only has this taken much of the pressure of maintaining a strong company culture off my shoulders, but it’s given our employees a sense of ownership, allowed them to bring the change they want to see in the company, and implement their subgroups’ ideas.
I’ve struggled with delegation in the past and have worked to better these skills for myself, and this restructuring of our Culture Committee has greatly helped me to confidently assign tasks to other members of our team.