Caring for Your Remote Team

Jan 25, 2021 | 212 Articles, Communication, Leadership, Productivity, Remote Working

Working from home has become necessary for staff all around the world. Have you brushed up on the best practices for overseeing remote employees?

Our eBook, A Guide to Managing Remote Teams, aims to provide practical advice for caring for your workers while out of the office. Here are a few tips to help you support your remote employees:

Check In
Many people are juggling distractions while working from home. From balancing their mental and physical health, to raising children, to looking after their homes, to doing their jobs, stress is at an all-time high. Be sure to regularly check in with your team, ask them about their “new normal,” and offer solutions to keep your company functioning well.

Create Clear Objectives
Between home disruptions and tech issues, it’s likely your employees won’t catch or remember everything discussed in your meetings, even if they’re recurring. Consider sending a brief email, video, or infographic to remind staff of company objectives so that everyone is on the same page.

Don’t forget to ask for employees’ input on how to improve remote working. Telecommuting becomes more efficient and productive when managers lay out their intentions for team communication. Want more actionable goals? Check out our latest eBook.

Are you engaging your team? Find out in our eBook.

Encourage—Don’t Discourage
If ever there were a time that people needed to feel supported, it would be during a seemingly endless global pandemic. Yes, staff will make mistakes and may even require disciplinary action (read more about that here), but the majority of your team wants to feel secure and appreciated. In times of unrest, employees’ desire for recognition rises by around 30%.

Incorporating these tips will allow for more understanding within your company. Anticipating the needs of your employees and acknowledging that they have lives beyond your office will foster a sense of wellbeing and lead to a more proficient, compassionate work environment—even while remote. To learn more about how to better manage your team and become an effective leader, download our white paper.

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