The world is looking to reopen after the coronavirus outbreak, but remote work is here to stay.
Many companies plan to maintain remote working as an option for their employees. One of the main challenges this organizations will face is keeping remote workers engaged and motivated.
Use the following tips to boost the morale of the remote members of your team and make sure that they are happy and aware of their importance for your organization.
Offer Bonding Opportunities
Bonding and team building are some of the most challenging aspects of remote work. Leaving room for levity and relaxation go a long way to achieve these goals. A smart strategy consists in creating a dedicated space for conversations not related to work, a sort of virtual watercooler where members of your team can exchange ideas freely and get to know each other.
Avoid Information Overload
Nowadays there’s an embarrassment of riches when it comes to remote work software. With options that range from Slack to Zoom, Teams, Trello and WhatsApp, the challenge doesn’t lie in finding the right tool, but in streamlining its use. Choose one app or program, or two at most, to allow remote members of your team to focus on their jobs without having to worry to check too many programs or apps.
Ensure Effective Communication
Communication is key to effective remote work. “Overcommunicating,” or going out of your way to make sure that your message gets across is a good guideline to keep remote workers engaged. You can also implement these measures:
- Clear goal setting: Be specific about deadlines, results and responsibilities.
- Keep everyone updated: Ensure that all relevant members are aware when a decision is made.
- Don’t bombard your team: Pick the best medium (telephone call, email, video meeting) to deliver your message and stick to that one.
- Encourage feedback: This is a basic communication rule, but it’s particularly important for remote workers. Ask questions, show interest, avoid being defensive and own your own mistakes.
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