Cloud Culture - Empowering Teams In Our Work-From-Anywhere World
is an emotional phenomenon. Unhappy employees
are not engaged, so building an engaged team
requires a culture of care and happiness. Fostering
feelings of goodwill is an essential part of any Cloud
Personalization is a super effective way to do just
that, as companies and their employees crave
personalized experiences. In fact, boring, staid, or
meaningless perks or care items will come across as
empty gestures, and could do more harm than good.
It’s important to establish a uniform standard of care,
while also creating individualized employee care
experience that delivers moments of happiness. The
goal should be to surprise and delight your team, and
a tailored, personalized care experience will.
A focus on employees’ happiness can lead to a
300% rise in innovation, 50% increase in productivity,
and 147% higher earnings per share. (Source:
With this framework, you can begin to build a
scalable, flexible Cloud Culture that keeps your team
connected and engaged, and resilient enough to
thrive in the ever-changing future of work.
Sean Kelly is a two-time Inc. 500
entrepreneur and the CEO and
Co-Founder of Caroo, the premier
employee care platform helping teams
feel connected and cared for, no matter
where they’re working today.
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3. Adaptability - Fluidity will be the defining feature of
work in the future. According to the New York Times,
trend-setting workplace like Google, Uber, Slack, and
Airbnb all postponed their return to the workplace
until at least the summer of 2021. What’s more a
recent Gallup study found that 59% - or 3 out of 5 -
U.S. workers who have been doing their jobs from
home during the pandemic would prefer to continue
to work remotely as much as possible - even after
social distancing restrictions are lifted.
Any cloud culture program must be adaptable enough
to keep pace with the changing nature of work. A
Cloud Culture has to scale both vertically and laterally -
up as your team grows, but also across a diverse array
of work settings. Nimble logistics and ease of use
4. Community - Team building - especially across
departments - was so much easier in offices. But even
in the pre-COVID days, 39% of employees in a Queens
University study believed that people in their orgs
didn’t collaborate enough.
This effect is amplified in our work-from-anywhere
world. When teams are dispersed, it can be very
easy for departments to become siloed. Case in
point, a recent Culture Amp study found an 8%
drop in employees who feel like they are “part of a
community at work.”
Even if individual departments are communicating
frequently, there’s a high likelihood that a sense
of community between and across departments
is suffering. Overcome this tendency with a Cloud
Culture that includes team building and bonding
activities that span multiple departments, and that can
unite people despite geographic dispersion.
5. Happiness - Finally, your Cloud Culture should be
designed to maximize employee happiness through
personalized moments of care.
While employee happiness and engagement aren’t
synonymous (you can be happy at work without being
personally invested or highly productive, for example),
they are closely linked. That’s because engagement
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