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Designing a Better Remote Work Experience

Alina Shaffer, chief operating officer of LivingHR and Forbes Human Resources Council member, shares tips on cultivating a healthy sense of community in workplaces that have remote employees. She touches on how technology is a great tool, but not a complete replacement for strategic HR.

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Key Takeaways

  • Employees need to feel a sense of community, even if they are working remotely.
  • The remote employee experience is something that needs to be planned strategically from the beginning of the employee’s time at the company.
  • Technology is a great tool, but not a complete replacement for personal interactions; think about ways to foster inclusivity beyond technology.

Tweetable Insights

“Where I’ve seen organizations kind of go awry in this thinking is they decided to rely solely on technology and don’t put the work into actually designing the experience” – @alinavshaffer of @livinghrinc  Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/designing-a-better-remote-work-experience

“[Organizations] that are most successful in creating a really inclusive environment for remote workers really take the time to intentionally map out key moments in the employee’s time with the company.”- @alinavshaffer of @livinghrinc  Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/designing-a-better-remote-work-experience

“Chat tools go a really long way in keeping people connected… We do a weekly chat share, which could be something thought provoking around the work that we’re doing or the industries that we’re working in.” – @alinavshaffer of @livinghrinc  Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/designing-a-better-remote-work-experience

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Alina Shaffer is chief operating officer at LivingHR. She drives progressive people solutions with high growth organizations by focusing on a positive human experience for a thriving bottom line. Alina leads a team of human capital experts that utilize design-thinking principles to create modern, less complex workplace experiences that attract and retain talent and deliver exceptional business results.

Designing a Better Remote Work Experience

Alina Shaffer, chief operating officer of LivingHR and Forbes Human Resources Council member, shares tips on cultivating a healthy sense of community in workplaces that have remote employees. She touches on how technology is a great tool, but not a complete replacement for strategic HR.

SUBSCRIBE

Key Takeaways

  • Employees need to feel a sense of community, even if they are working remotely.
  • The remote employee experience is something that needs to be planned strategically from the beginning of the employee’s time at the company.
  • Technology is a great tool, but not a complete replacement for personal interactions; think about ways to foster inclusivity beyond technology.

Tweetable Insights

“Where I’ve seen organizations kind of go awry in this thinking is they decided to rely solely on technology and don’t put the work into actually designing the experience” – @alinavshaffer of @livinghrinc  Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/designing-a-better-remote-work-experience

“[Organizations] that are most successful in creating a really inclusive environment for remote workers really take the time to intentionally map out key moments in the employee’s time with the company.”- @alinavshaffer of @livinghrinc  Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/designing-a-better-remote-work-experience

“Chat tools go a really long way in keeping people connected… We do a weekly chat share, which could be something thought provoking around the work that we’re doing or the industries that we’re working in.” – @alinavshaffer of @livinghrinc  Listen here: forbescouncils.com/podcast/designing-a-better-remote-work-experience

Featured Member

Alina Shaffer is chief operating officer at LivingHR. She drives progressive people solutions with high growth organizations by focusing on a positive human experience for a thriving bottom line. Alina leads a team of human capital experts that utilize design-thinking principles to create modern, less complex workplace experiences that attract and retain talent and deliver exceptional business results.

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