Maintaining remote teams can be difficult in normal circumstances, but they are even more challenging today with the COVID-19 pandemic having thrust great numbers of people into remote working environments. Team building exercises that were great in-person, don’t have the same effect when done remotely, and working collaboratively as a team can often be challenging as well.
With that in mind, here are a few tips shared by Forbes Magazine on how to get the best results from your remote workforce:
With their team working remotely, employers might feel like they have to maintain constant contact with employees. Managers and supervisors should avoid micromanaging. Over communicating can actually prevent employees from getting their work done.
Remote collaboration is definitely challenging. However, there are a number of tools and applications teams can use to make collaboration as efficient as possible. These include document sharing, task management, messaging, and video conferencing applications. Some employees actually say they prefer collaborating via these applications as opposed to in-person meetings.
Make Info Accessible
It’s vital to ensure that each and every team member is able to have access to relevant information at their fingertips. In this way, supervisors and managers can avoid repeatedly having to answer the same questions from multiple employees. This includes information related to the job employees are doing, but also human resources information, and employers should make sure all information is easily accessible.
Show Your Appreciation
Showing your appreciation and recognizing employees for their hard work can really benefit a company. Now that in-person communication is not an option, ensure employees feel connected to their team, and the rest of the company, by not only maintaining employee recognition programs, but also implementing new ones.
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