The COVID-19 pandemic is consuming headlines. Employers have already geared up for possible disruptions that could affect business in the
long-term - labour shortages, transportation issues, reduced working hours, and fewer sales.
As the coronavirus continues to spread, every organization has encouraged employees to work remotely.
While working from home, it has become important that managers keep their team encouraged during this time. We bring to you six tips that will
surely help -
Top 6 Remote Work Tips That Will Encourage Team Work
1) Plan your Work Routine
Working from home has its own set of challenges. The environment is different than working in an office as you will find distractions everywhere. Further, the lack of socializing with coworkers can bring is a communication barrier. So, plan and stick to a routine. Decide specific hours to make conference calls, have lunch and other things.
Further, choose the best place to work. Install your workspace accordingly. And make yourself disciplined that when you’re in work mode you are not tempted to grab a snack or watch TV when you feel fidgety.
2) Maintain a Work Connection or Virtual Conversations
Sometimes it feels isolated like you’re alone in your work when you work remotely. It is great if you maintain a connection by choosing to make calls rather than sending emails. Video conferencing is also the best option to stay connected.
3) Establish work-life boundaries
It is vital to have clear boundaries while at home. You can easily get carried away from both sides by either saying yes to every household chore because you’re at home and agreeing to every work assignment as you have the whole day. This will result in stress and frustration.
4) Inclusive Management
As a leader, it is great to keep track of all your staff and check that they have the necessary tools to carry out their tasks. Schedule face time with individual employees to make them feel connected. This will surely encourage collaborations and drive team performance.
5) Share Some Culture
Are you into painting? Or maybe into books or any sport? Chances are, some of your co-workers would also be. You can start a chat group where you agree to read the same book or watch the same episode and then discuss it the next week.
6) Play Games as A-Team
There are many virtual team games available that let you participate as teams. Decide to play games in your free time from work, during the evenings or weekend. This can be a great way of keeping your teammates happy and healthy.
The Bottom Line
Keep calm. Panic is contagious, but so is courage. Follow the above steps and you’ll be better equipped to lead through tumultuous times.
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