Do not underestimate the power of company swag at a time like this

As some states start to open back up after weeks of sheltering in place, many organizations that can are being encouraged to maintain teleworking for public safety. Work-from-home might already be endangering your organizational culture—but you can preserve it without rushing everyone back into the office prematurely.

At its core, organizational culture is based on norms, principles, and people. It’s usually apparent when observing interactions and behaviors within a space. But, take away the people from that space, and you might slowly lose the culture.

We are creatures of habit and adopters of our environment. The small rituals and opportunities for banter within an office space influence our actions, our communication styles, our attitudes, and even our organizations themselves.

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