What does 'workplace culture' mean now that normal is nonexistent? Tell us this August - Technical.ly

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Aug. 3, 2020 12:33 pm

What does ‘workplace culture’ mean now that normal is nonexistent? Tell us this August

This month of our editorial calendar, Technical.ly will be asking: How will the pandemic, recession and racial equity movement affect team dynamics in the long term?
Technically Media’s virtual mini retreat on Zoom, July 2020.

Technically Media's virtual mini retreat on Zoom, July 2020.

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It’s moment of change throughout society. What does that mean for our workplaces?

This Workplace Culture Month — August’s theme of our 2020 editorial calendar — will read differently than last summer’s Team Dynamics Month. (Gone are the days of IRL team retreats, at least for a while.) Technical.ly reporters will still focus extra reporting on organizational structure, professional perks and HR best practices, but we’re also acutely aware of how weird it is to be a human at work right now.

We continue to navigate a pandemic that prompted both possibly endless remote life for some professionals and the end of reliable work, period, for many others. And some parts of this cultural moment — the racial equity movement, namely — will continue far beyond 2020, no matter what’s happening with COVID-19.

Accordingly, some big questions we’ll seek to answer through our reporting this August: What long-term effects will pandemic-prompted remote work have on internal culture? What does corporate activism look like beyond black squares? How do dynamics change as a company grows — or shrinks?

Some related stories we’ve published recently:

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This month, we’ll also be hosting our annual Super Meetup event — including all four of our markets — as a reimagined virtual trivia night on Thursday, Aug. 13. Learn more and register here.

Have an idea for a story, or an impactful initiative we should look into, or a report we should read, or an expert we should talk to this month? Want to write a guest post on a relevant topic? Let us know:

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