A challenge that many businesses have had to go through this past year is that of successfully working in a remote fashion. Whether you have just one or two people working from home, or everyone in your employ doing so, you need to make sure that those people are still doing their jobs, still working hard, and still doing the best they possibly can in the process. There are a few things that you might want to bear in mind in order to make sure of this. Let’s take a look at some of the most important of those right now.
Who said that meetings had to die out, just because everyone might be working from home? In fact, the meeting is still one of your best tools for ensuring that people are still keeping on track, and in trying to make it clear that they can still talk to you should they have any problems that need addressing. Phone meetings are one reason the telecom industry has boomed in the pandemic, and if you want to keep your team on track, having regular meetings in this way is going to be a very important part of that process.
You can also keep virtual corporate events, these events will feel just like in-person corporate events when planned carefully. The key is to plan ahead and take the time to work with professionals who know how to make these events successful by customizing them to suit your company’s culture and needs.
Remote Team Building
You might think that you can’t effectively do any real team building while people are working remotely, but that is not really the case. In fact, this is still something you can do, and you should make sure that you are if you want to keep your team on track as best as you can. You can use video conferencing software to do many of the old team building games and so on that you used to do. Even if all you have is a weekly informal chat, you should find that this is something that is going to help everyone greatly.
Bear in mind that there are a lot of software solutions out there that can help you to keep track of your people and what they are doing at any one time. In fact, owing to the pandemic, there are more of these than ever before. Virtual management apps will help you to know how much time your employees spend at their desk, in certain apps, and can even help you to know when they are drifting and looking at the news instead of working. While you might not want to get too draconian with this, it is nonetheless an important set of tools to have.
Check In Regularly
Finally, one thing that is going to really help things along here is if you are making a point of checking in regularly with your team. The more you do this, the more that they know you are still there with them, and they can feel they can talk to you no matter what might go wrong or need clarifying. It is generally best if these check-ins are done visually over Zoom, and on a regular basis – such as at the start of every day.