Remote working has transformed from an emerging trend to a necessity across the globe. Instead of working with your team face to face, you’re suddenly managing a remote team (and this will become a stronger trend) and trying to find the right strategies to stay productive.
Here are some tips to manage remote teams:
- Communicate daily
Choose a time in the morning to catchup and have a productive conversation with your team. The purpose is to set an agenda for the day, address immediate issues, and to provide your team with the resources they need to work effectively.
- Access to content and productivity
Since your team are scattered across different locations, using a cloud storage services means your team members can log in from anywhere. You can also keep an eye on productivity by using tools like Trello, Asana and Monday.
- Be open to flexible routines
Be an output focused leader and not an input measured manager.
Working outside the office may mean people are faced with interruptions such as partners, children, visitors etc. By letting your team have flexible work schedules, they can choose which times of the day they can be most productive. Encourage a healthy work-life balance.
- Social connection
Social connections are important for our mental health, especially during a time where more of us are having to stay at home. Identify what communication tools best suit your team that allows for the social banter to continue.
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