There has been plenty written recently about “work from home” (WFH) – mostly highlighting the positives. But a recent article from geekwire.com stands out because it provides a more balanced perspective, highlighting some of the company culture challenges associated with working from home.
A number of the points it raises are ones we at Cloud Age Solutions have wrestled with over the past couple of months. If everyone is working at home, how do you make up for the loss in social interactions that help build team morale? How do you pass along information to new team members or to interns as they get comfortable working at the company? How do you make sure people don’t get trapped in knowledge silos?
Like many fast-growing businesses, we appreciate the benefits of WFH and think that WFH will in fact be a key element in how companies operate going forward. But we’ve also learned it’s not just “unicorns and rainbows” — it will make all companies re-think how they want to integrate WFH environments and culture into their company. WFH won’t be one size fits all and of course, it shouldn’t be.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s a link to the article: “If working from home is the ‘future of work,’ here are 11 reasons why the office sounds better”.