25 things we’ve implemented at Front to keep a great culture while being remote

Like many companies across the world, we’ve had to transition Front to fully remote work in just a few days. If you’ve read anything from me before, you know I care a lot about people being happy at work, and now more than ever, I’m making it a priority. The least a company can do in these times of high uncertainty is to find ways to cheer up employees, help them weather this storm, and make sure they know they’re valued.

Our HR team has risen up to the challenge, and done a wonderful job translating our in-office culture into a remote culture. Here are some of the things we’ve implemented in the past 2 weeks. There will be more to come, and I’ll share all of them. In the meantime I hope these can be an additional source of inspiration to all of you. And if your company has implemented other good ideas, please tell me about them!

Communication

We always believe that clear communication is critical for teams to be successful, but it’s especially true during times like this. We’re keeping our usual internal communication processes and adding a few new ones to keep everyone informed while remote.

Benefits

We’ve changed our employee benefits temporarily so that the team can take advantage of them and get the resources they need while working from home.

Culture events

We have several cultural events on an ongoing basis in the office, so we took some of those and made them remote. We also added a few other fun remote opportunities so that the team has plenty of ways to connect and chat with one another.

End-of-quarter encouragement

We transitioned to remote work in March, which is our last month of the quarter and is always an intense period for us. Since there’s a possibility we could be remote for another quarter, I’m sharing a few of the things we’ve done for your inspiration.

Remote work resources

We also put together some of our own resources for working remotely that are growing and changing every day.

As we find more ways to keep the team connected and informed while transitioning to remote work, I’ll share those too. In the meantime, I’m wishing the best for all our customers and companies around the world who are experiencing uncertainty and hardship right now.

LEGO builder. Co-founder & CEO @ Front (frontapp.com)