Offices are more than a workspace. In office, employers can create company culture and promote employee engagement and productivity. How can agencies create these same results with a remote team?
Work relationships are critical to a high performing team. Employee engagement and relationships are necessary to building a work environment of trust where both employers and employees can be productive and fulfilled. The following tips can be beneficial to agencies as the trend to remote work continues to increase (and likely becomes the new normal).
10x the Communication:
Without face-to-face interaction with your employees, it’s important to avoid communication breakdown. Set clear expectations of day to day communications and establish structured daily check-ins, such as a 10 minute call to kick off and wrap up the day. Schedule one-on-one and team calls at regular, predictable intervals. Employees need to feel they are in a forum where they can voice concerns/questions and they will be heard.
Set Communication Expectations:
Your employees will become more efficient at communicating if you set guidelines regarding frequency and method. Determine what means you will use for each: for example daily check-in meetings – use video conferencing; Slack/text for more urgent requests.
Connection, Connection, Connection: