Why opportunities to connect are important to a healthy Digital First culture
Earlier this year, we made the decision to be fully Digital First. This means that all our colleagues have the flexible freedom to determine where and how they do their best work (within the country in which they live). We recognise that this is different for every colleague, however there is one theme that runs through us all; being connected to the organisation and each other remains an essential part of our work-life.
But what does that mean in a Digital First world? Well, Digital First doesn’t mean digital only – we believe that there is still a high amount of value to be had from in-person interactions, as well as virtual ones. So, throughout this year, we have already created a number of opportunities for colleagues to connect; these are the two that we are most proud of.
Social events across our five core locations.
Prior to the decision to make Play’n GO fully remote, we had offices in five locations across the world – Hungary, Malta, the Philippines, Sweden and the UK. This means we have large populations of people living in commutable distances to these office locations. Throughout 2023, we have been providing different opportunities across those locations for people to get together face-to-face. This ranges from monthly in-office activities, such as canvas painting and games nights, to bi-annual larger scale parties.
Why? We know from external research, but more importantly from our colleagues, that meeting face-to-face has huge benefits to how they feel about the company. These moments help colleagues to feel even more engaged, valued for the important part they play in the organisation’s success and motivated to continue to do their very best work. Our core values at Play’n GO are trust, energy and quality and these moments show our continued commitment to those.
Regular updates from our senior leaders.
Making senior leaders feel authentic and approachable now needs to be planned and prioritised, simply seeing written updates from unknown faces does not develop the culture we aspire to. So, our Internal Communications team and our Steering Group have been spending more time together, creating a regular blog from our CEO on his thoughts and priorities, as well as hosting live sessions with leaders on business updates and video updates for all colleagues on key topics.
Why? In a Digital First world, you are unlikely to bump into your senior leaders and get to know them on a human level. Are they a dog or cat person? How did they start their career? Do they think pineapple on pizza is acceptable? Without this connection, colleagues may not feel a sense of loyalty to the organisation and are less likely to want to develop their career with us.
This is how we’ve been working in 2023, but what does the future look like for connectivity? That’s something our Culture team are defining right now, utilising data and inputs provided to us by all colleagues across Play’n GO. So watch this space!
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