You're probably reading this from the comfort of your home office—like many millions of other people, you are now working from home. Some experts have even called it the world's largest work-from-home experiment.
Despite the physical distance, we are lucky to live in an era where technology is capable of bringing people together. Tools like chat, video calls, project management software, allow us to feel as though we never left the office.
That said, when workers are isolated in their homes, the lack of spontaneous human connection can be problematic. Its impact on company culture and employee engagement is a concern.
If digital communities (built of people who have never even met) can thrive online, so can your company's culture.
Working from home should not undermine the culture you worked hard to build. But first, finding the right tools is instrumental in supporting a distributed workforce.
Applauz Recognition is designed with a remote workforce in mind. The app supports cultural growth and interpersonal relationships while colleagues work apart.
Now, let's explore Applauz's key features and engagement tips that boost company cohesion and culture for remote teams.
The Newsfeed is the app's homepage. It's where all the recognition action happens. We like to think of it as your company's employee engagement "town square." In the context of teams working remotely, the Newsfeed is an organization's most useful tool to keep people connected. Here are some ideas that you can put in place to make the most out of the Newsfeed while working from home.
With Applauz, you can create custom Goals that help to motivate your employees. In the context of remote work, Goals are a great way to engage your team. Think of Goals as a way to infuse fun and friendly competition into the workweek.
Think of "challenge" ideas and make them into official Goals on Applauz. Using Applauz Goals officializes the challenge because Applauz Points are awarded to employees who complete the Goal. Here are some ideas you can try on your team.
Perks are customized rewards that a Program Administrator creates. They are used in conjunction with Applauz Points. Perks can be something as simple as offering employees the boss' parking spot for a week, or a free catered company lunch.
In the context of employees working from home, Custom Company Perks should be adjusted to reflect this changing environment. Here are Custom Perks ideas for remote workers you can create on Applauz:
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