The sense of community within a team can significantly impact its ability to retain talent. When employees feel part of a close-knit community, they are more likely to be engaged, satisfied with their work, and committed to staying with the organization for the long term. Here’s why you need community for your business to succeed.
Community and its impact on talent retention
A community is essential for remote workers because it can provide connection and support in an otherwise isolated working environment. When working remotely, it’s easy to feel disconnected from coworkers and the office culture, leading to loneliness and burnout.
At Howdy, we firmly believe that work will remain remote, but people will always remain social. That’s why we offer our developers the opportunity to work in offices in their home countries, where they may meet other developers, discuss ideas, and have fun. We organize weekly lunches, after-hours offices, and all the comforts of having an office to work from if you like. Going to the office allows for face-to-face interaction with coworkers, which can improve communication and collaboration. And while it may appear to be just another benefit, it is one of the main reasons our engineers feel supported, engaged, and motivated at work.
Remote workers can also benefit from having a community because it can provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and collaboration on projects. This can help remote workers grow in their careers and feel more connected to their work.
On the other hand, employees may become disengaged and uninterested in their work if they feel like they are simply part of a group of individuals working together for no particular reason. They may also feel they need to be supported or valued by their colleagues, leading to low morale and an increased likelihood of leaving the organization.
In addition, a community can also provide a sense of belonging and help foster a positive company culture, even when employees work from different locations. This can help remote workers feel more connected to their company and motivated to do their best work.
Overall, having a solid and supportive community can have many positive benefits for remote developers and help create a more positive and productive work environment.
We encourage collaboration: sharing is at the core of our culture.