How to create a company culture with a virtual team

How to create a company culture with a virtual team
Enterprise Nation
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Posted: Tue 17th Sep 2013

Enterprise Nation founder and author Emma Jones is writing a new book for small businesses wanting to grow - and has asked the Enterprise Nation team to help. Emma asked us whether we still feel part of a team even though we work in different places. And if so, how?

If you're trying to grow a business and create a culture at the same time - perhaps you can take inspiration from the location-independent freelancers that make up Enterprise Nation. Lorna BladenLorna Bladen (@lornabladen) Events, Enterprise Nation "Whether I see the Enterprise Nation team face to face or not, I still feel fully engaged, as I share its boundless energy for work and life, which permeates through everything we do - and it motivates me every single day." f Lizzie SleeLizzie Slee (@Lizziepin) PR, Enterprise Nation "Working remotely gives you that one big thing you need more than anything - time to get stuff done. Open lines of communication, a clear picture of where you're heading, a stream of consciousness on Basecamp combined with the occasional super-charged ideas splurge means we all know where we're going and how we're going to get there. f San SharmaSan Sharma (@sansharma) Web, Enterprise Nation "Ideas are bigger than offices - and the Enterprise Nation team has lots of them! Having a system that tracks progress on those ideas and being clear about goals and objectives helps everyone, wherever they work, feel part of the team."


Lessons for your business

So, what can we learn from how the Enterprise Nation team creates a sense of togetherness, even when they work in different places? How can you create a culture for your growing business?

  1. Find a way to keep energy levels up in your virtual team - share the love you have for your business with everyone on your team!

  2. Keep open lines of communication - we use project management software Basecamp to do this

  3. Communicate clear goals and objectives, so everyone on your team knows what they're working towards

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