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Replacing work-life balance with work-life synergy

The future of work feels more human.
April 28, 2022
Oyster Team
Replacing work-life balance with work-life synergy

We can’t deny it any longer—distributed work is here to stay. But this new reality of distributed teams has put a lot of weight on managers’ shoulders, as they’re now responsible for establishing a sustainable work culture and community while working apart from their employees. 

So what should leaders keep in mind in order to stay close to their teams in a distributed environment? To find out, we met with Julie Jeannotte, Senior HR Expert and Researcher at employee engagement platform Officevibe

Julie views this new responsibility as a huge opportunity to build a future of work that feels more human. Leaders of distributed teams are now looking to connect and engage with their teams in a more meaningful and collaborative way.

“We must ask ourselves this question: how can we, as a company, fit the way we operate into people's lives, and not the other way around?”

For Julie, this means leaving hustle culture in the past and making room for work-life synergy and wellbeing. She recommends managers allow employees to play an active role in developing employee experience programs and share the responsibility to drive engagement, culture, and performance as a team.

Hear what Julie has to say about employee experience in the distributed future. 

Want even more leadership insights into the new world of work? Hear more HR tech takes from our friends at Lingo Live and HiBob.

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Oyster is a global employment platform designed to enable visionary HR leaders to find, hire, pay, manage, develop and take care of a thriving distributed workforce. Oyster lets growing companies give valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches and expense.

Oyster enables hiring anywhere in the world with reliable, compliant payroll, and great local benefits and perks.

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