Lead your remote team to success
In todays world where people to stay home. Not only do people need to adapt to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s spread, but also companies must change workflows to stay operable during the pandemic. Effective business leaders can inspire employees to be happy, healthy, and motivated while working from home during stressful times. Here are some of the key things that managers should do to ensure their workers stay safe and focused on the company mission.
Whether you’re trying to quickly adapt to a remote management situation, or settling into the role for the long-term, the same fundamentals need to be put in place to build solid communication, performance, and employee growth. It might feel difficult, even unintuitive, at first, but it’s our job as managers to create a great place to work.
Build Your Team’s Remote Home Base
It includes a shared set of expectations around how to use these tools so your team can work harmoniously in these spaces. Little inconveniences can cause big disruptions in a remote work setting.
Set Up Recurring 1:1 With Each Person
Anchor your relationships with their team around weekly 1:1 meetings. This is the minimum level of face-to-face communication you should have with your remote reports. Set up a recurring half hour meeting on your calendars, and reserve 1 hour per month for longer discussion if necessary.
Weekly All-Hands Team Meeting
It’s equally important to build in regular facetime as a whole team as it is to create those 1:1 moments. You’ll find that the frequency of meetings needed will ebb and flow. In times of crisis, your remote team might be craving more frequent interaction, while they might prefer less meetings when deadlines loom or work is flowing well.
Protect Your Team From Distractions
A key to productivity for any team, remote or co-located, is a manager that can properly protect and prioritize the work that comes to the team. When requests start sliding into DMs unfiltered and the stress builds up, it can be easy to miss the signs as a remote manager.