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Solutions to improve the performance of leaders, managers, teams and individuals

Contact Consulting

Solutions to improve the performance of managers, teams and individuals

How do you keep remote workers engaged and motivated?

Do they feel part of what’s going on? 

  • Have regular get-togethers/ get dates in the diary where the goal is inclusion and the agenda is sharing and involving
  • Provide the tools they need to do their role – e.g. business cards; email sign off; laptops; templates of stationery etc.
  • Be interested in them - as much as possible to make them feel included and part of the business
  • Treat them as internal customers - provide a full internal back up support

Is the communication effective?

  • Don’t rely on email- speak to them as least as much as you email them
  • Ask for regular updates from them
  • Respect time zone differences and what they are likely to be doing when you contact them
  • Consider them and think of them as if they were in the office with you – have those more personal and social conversations to build the relationship
  • If possible have a shared calendar so you are all aware of when/ where people are
  • Help them to communicate effectively with you, with training if necessary

Do they understand what’s important to the company?

  • Don’t assume they understand or know the company or situation as well as you do
  • Clarify expected company behaviour, values and attitudes
  • Update them regularly on company activity

Do they know what’s expected of them? Is it realistic?

  • Clearly define roles of what they are/aren’t responsible for
  • Be realistic in what you ask them to do
  • Provide training on what you want them to do
  • When you are briefing them, take the time to give the background context as well as detail about the task
  • Keep giving and asking for feedback
  • When setting deadlines discuss their workload and agree a reasonable timeframe

Ensure you have the right people working remotely, it’s not for everyone!

 

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Published: by N S