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Six Tips for Keeping Your Team Connected While Quarantined
Posted by Insightlink on 05/06/20
There is no doubt that these are challenging times. With only essential businesses open for face-to-face transactions during the pandemic, other businesses have closed or are operating on a remote basis.
Those working remotely must reimagine their positions and adjust to the lack of immediate interaction, direction, and oversight that is readily available in a physical workspace. Employees used to an informal, collaborative office environment must pivot 180 degrees and function individually while mastering the various technologies that allow them to communicate with coworkers and clients.
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1. Support Newly Remote Workers
Your employees are probably anxious about COVID-19 as well as how they are going to function in their job remotely, if they are new to remote work. You can help.
You Must Provide Guidance and Training in the Technology You Expect Employees to Use
Working from home requires the use of technology that may be unfamiliar with many of your employees. However, not everyone is tech-savvy or is comfortable seeking out information about how to use technology on the web. Many workers “don’t know what they don’t know” and so don’t know where to start.
If your business deals with the sale or distribution of goods, you may also have specialized software that provides your business with the ability to drop ship goods to consumers direct from manufacturers..
2. Establish Procedures for Communicating Efficiently
Whichever of the aforementioned technologies you choose to use to communicate, establish which will be used for what function. This is crucial to efficiency.
3. Be Flexible and Ask for Input from Employees
Many non-essential businesses were operating on-site one day, then operating remotely the next day, with no time to prepare or transition. That has to be okay. Accept that moving to operating entirely remotely will have its growing pains.
4. Be Prepared to Supervise Some Employees More Than Others
Some employees are self-motivated and need little direction or supervision. Others require more input. In an office environment, it is a simple matter to notice employees of the second type and provide them with more attention. But when you don’t have eyes on your employees it is difficult to determine who needs attention.
5. Expect that there will be Distractions Working from Home
Children are home from school. Everyone except essential workers is working from home or unemployed. As a result, all of your employees except those who are living alone will have to work for you from a home environment that will be rife with distractions.
6. Have Periodic Team VideoConferences
This is crucial. Even if you have no collaborative work to do, schedule a team meeting where everyone can see everyone else’s face. Most people are self-isolating so they will look forward to cleaning up and dressing in something other than pajamas or sweatpants. Even if the videoconference is just a happy hour meeting, it will help sustain the bond your employees have with one another as well as their emotional investment in the success of your business.
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