As COVID-19 continues to spread, more and more workplaces are trying to figure out how employees can work — and stay engaged — from a distance. They fear that becoming a digital workplace will mean having disconnected employees scattered around the country (or the world) with little regard for the larger organizations they belong to. But in truth, a strong digital workplace can strengthen a company culture and foster inclusion.
Every employee should feel included at a company, whether he works from home 500 miles away or she’s at the main office every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The same culture and values that exist in a central office should extend to frontline staff members that never set foot in a shared physical space.
When you utilize technological advancements to put people first, coordinate tasks, and maintain strong communications, a digital workplace can facilitate a more inclusive company culture. With all the reasons people work from a distance — health, flexibility, family obligations — a digital workplace lets people learn from each other and embrace their differences while working toward the same goals.