Employers all over the world are currently leading and helping remote teams thrive. They are also trying to manage operations while employees are based at home.
Remote working offers benefits for both employees and employers but it’s not always easy.
In this guide, I’ll discuss some tips to help your remote team to thrive.
Communication for Your Remote Team to Thrive
Communication has never been more important. With employees scattered across towns, cities, or even states, it’s vital to utilize technology to bring people together and facilitate cohesive, collaborative working.
Encourage open communication by organizing frequent group, team, and department meetings.
Then provide access to software that enables people to use live chat, instant messages, and video calls to keep in touch.With employees scattered across towns, cities, or even states, it’s vital to utilize technology to bring people together and facilitate cohesive, collaborative working. #InspireToThrive Click To Tweet
Technology is vital for opening up channels of communication. But tech can also help to boost efficiency and streamline operations while employees are working remotely.
Look for investments that could help your business to flourish and move forward, such as industry-specific software and automated technology that eliminates time-consuming processes.
Carry out a tech audit, use feedback from employees and customers to see how you could use technology to optimize performance. You can also and monitor what your competitors are doing via tech.Carry out a tech audit, use feedback from employees and customers to see how you could use technology to optimize performance. #tech #workingfromhome Click To Tweet
Ordinarily, employees would chat during the day, discussing everything from the latest TV series that has got everyone talking to the weekend’s sports results. As an employer, it’s beneficial to try and replace those water cooler chats. Hence, try to inject a bit of fun and enjoyment into the working day.
Plan virtual hangouts, catch up on movies and series you’ve watched, or do a quiz on a Friday afternoon. You can stream all sorts of content these days and modern technology makes it easy to catch up.
Not only that but, regularly check-in with colleagues and ensure that people benefit from the interaction. They can interact even though they’re not seeing coworkers face-to-face.
Socialization can boost wellbeing and morale, especially at a time when some people may be struggling to stay positive.As an employer, it’s beneficial to try and replace those water cooler chats. Hence, try to inject a bit of fun and enjoyment into the working day. #workingremote Click To Tweet
Flexibility To Ensure Your Remote Team Thrives
One of the most significant benefits of remote working for employees is the scope to enjoy greater flexibility. Many employees are used to signing in and clocking off at a specific time but this doesn’t always provide a healthy work-life balance.
Being at home often affords people more time because you can cut out your commute. You’re able to start work earlier or finish later depending on your schedule.
As an employer, it’s beneficial to try and actively promote flexible working hours to enable your employees to strike a better balance.
Some people may want to begin the working day early and finish at 4 pm. They may have to do the school run or go to an exercise class, for example.
Others may want to start and finish later so that they can fit in other commitments earlier in the day. If you establish core hours, your employees can choose how to plan the rest of the day.As an employer, it’s beneficial to try and actively promote flexible working hours to enable your employees to strike a better balance. #workingfromhome Click To Tweet
Remote working has been thrust upon many employers and employees. There are challenges but there are also advantages.
If you run a business and you’re on a mission to make remote teams working a success, take these tips on board. Learn to be flexible yourself and with your help.
It will make a big difference for your business today and tomorrow!
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