Now that everything is digital, you can't sit in your office waiting for your employee to give you an update on their projects. A better idea is to come with an easy and effective method to reach out to everyone. It may sound like a hassle, but it's a great way to stay connected with your team. Especially if you're the manager, you're going to have to ensure everyone is present. A good way of doing so is either to schedule a video conference call or separate one-on-one meetings.
Your team won't excel unless your team is motivated to excel. So, when it comes to obtaining new staff, keep an eye open for those who are self-motivated. Those that are self-motivated work extremely well remotely. An additional plus is onboarding those who have the same visions and carry the same values as you. Your similar understanding of goals and objectives will make it easier for you to carry the team to success.
Overworking your employees means there's going to be a drop in their productivity. If your employees are tired, they won't be able to perform well. Take into consideration transitioning from in-person to remote working is an adjustment for you and for your team. Give them time to adjust to the new technology required and new workflow needed to work remotely. Think Design Ed created a Remote Leadership Series
to provide you with the skills to be a great remote leader.
If you really want to work as a team and be an effective remote leader, you need to keep your employees up-to-date with your plans, goals, and expectations. Clarify the responsibilities and delegate tasks without micromanaging. Now that we're basically inhaling technology, why not make the most out of it? You can use different tools like Zoom, Google Meet, etc., to help your team understand goals, projects, and how they can impact your company's success. Once they have something to move towards, their productivity will skyrocket!
sudden movement from working in a traditional office setting to telecommuting has changed how we work. Just
because you're working remotely now doesn't mean your team's productivity has to
go down. You
can put strategies into place that will improve your remote leadership skills. Check out strategies
you can begin to use with your remote teams today.
- Implement remote collaboration tools and what
works best for your team
- Try out a virtual workspace to improve social
interaction and human connection
- Keep employee mental health support and well-being in mind as
you transition to telecommuting
your team by providing the same feedback in virtual meetings as you would in person
If you have any questions about
working with remote teams and want to learn more about transitioning to remote teams,
contact us HERE.