Culture is what holds an organization together and creates a sense of belonging among employees. The more thoughtful and empathetic organizations are about supporting their employees the better chance they have of riding out this storm together.
While the all-team, full-time remote work format has been an involuntary, unexpected change for most companies, there are those who have been operating under this model for years and, consequently, have seen little to no disruption to their daily operations as a result of the coronavirus.
With all the uninvited distractions at home, the absence of commuting to and from work, not having to rush with the meals, and several other factors, employees would have more of both diversion and time to catch up.
Historically these moments of economic uncertainties create opportunities for companies that can set stretch goals and execute them with focus through teams, that are aligned completely towards the corporate goals.
When employees believe in the company's mission and the leader leading it, they go out of their ways to fulfill it. A positive culture and work atmosphere can magnify the growth of the company in ways one can’t imagine. It is reflected in the team's motivation and productivity, vendor relationships, customer perception, public image, etc.
With a company culture built upon mutual trust and respect for each other's needs, an organization can keep going no matter how chaotic the situation, says Ken Lee, the CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific.