These days, many companies are starting to forego the traditional way of hiring people who work in the office and are embracing remote workers. If there are positions that can be worked remotely, be sure to offer them to those currently working in the office.
However, working remote is not the same as working directly in the office. Regardless of the position, there must always be a high level of production. It’s important that the employer builds an effective and highly productive remote work team.
Keep The Communication Simple and Easy
Some people may argue that trying to have proper communication with remote workers is difficult. However, with the right tools, communicating with remote workers is easy. Apps like Slack or Google Hangouts makes communication about daily work activities effortless. Trello, Zoom and Google Sheets also work well to keep productivity levels high and deadlines met.
Offer Better Rewards
Although remote positions give employees more freedom, they need to be accountable. But it’s important to remember that like you, they want their efforts to be recognized. As such, it’s important to note when employees have gone above and beyond and met their goals.
One way to do this with a remote team is offering what’s most important to them. Some employees may want paid time off while others want extra vacation days. Regardless, personalize the rewards for each employee.
Make a Note of Their Accomplishments
Aside from effective communication and better incentives to work, employees often feel happy and appreciative when their employers notice their hard work. Many studies have shown that employees who have their accomplishments acknowledged improves their morale, which in turn, boosts productivity.
Granted, many employers have their hands full with their own responsibilities, but it’s important that they take a few minutes to give credit where it’s due. Make sure to delegate tasks based on experience levels and individual desire.
Although it may seem difficult building a productive remote team, it ultimately falls on the employer’s shoulders to keep the flow going. Offering more rewards and benefits, establishing easy communication and giving praise will make a world of difference. The first step is letting your remote team know they’re valued as both a team and individually.