Today, as businesses continue to cope with the massive shift to remote work, many are fostering a results-based culture to improve the productivity, performance, and efficiency of their remote workers.
A results-based culture means that time spent on getting the job done is not the measure of success. At the end of the day, it’s what is accomplished that truly matters. The focus is on results, not when, where, or how long it takes to get the work done.
Results Start with Trust
Trust is the defining characteristic of a results-based culture and it is what makes it successful. In a results-based culture, employees are trusted to get the job done – how they work to get those results is not important as long as they are productive. The best results-based culture is based on a mutually beneficial relationship as the organization and clients are getting the best result from the team by giving them the autonomy to thrive.
So, what can you do, as a manager to get started? Here are some points to consider when adopting a results-based culture in your organization
- Everyone should have the same mindset: It’s key for everyone to be onboard at all levels. This means cultivating and encouraging this mindset throughout the entire organization.
- Be diligent about collecting feedback: Collect as much feedback from your team as possible on an ongoing basis to help improve the program and the nuances of the culture as you go along.
- Stress the importance of communication: Everyone should feel motivated and comfortable communicating openly and freely.
- Make your expectations clear: Managers and leaders should speak toward goals often, regularly monitor progress, and define success.
- Use the right tools: Being able to communicate quickly with stakeholders, and having efficient digital tools for collaboration are some of the cornerstones of a successful workplace with a result-oriented culture.
The End Result…
Choosing to lead with trust allows your employees the latitude to find the best solution to accomplish the job and it leads to better results in the end. A successful results-based culture will cultivate the productivity, performance, and efficiency of your remote team.