Building a remote team and then keeping the morale in the team high is definitely a difficult job to do.
But with more people throughout the world switching to a work from home setting, it’s only reasonable that managers and team leaders are looking for more ways to keep team members motivated and eager to work.
With so many options available, from virtual team building games to working on creating a system that keeps everyone updated with all operational information that is needed. So, with many companies now going fully remote, we decided to go over a few ways that can help you keep employee morale high. So, let’s get straight to the first one on the list.
Have 1-on-1 meetings with your team members.
When you don’t have the opportunity to chat with people on a coffee break, it can be hard and build up tension with time.
That’s why it’s essential to have regular one-on-one meetings with your team members. Once or twice a month is more than enough to keep track of how everyone feels and if there are any problems that are going on without you realizing it.
And also, make sure to create an inclusive environment. Sometimes employees find it a bit hard to share with their managers and team leaders freely. Managing to create an environment where everyone can feel free to express what they think and feel is a must.
Organize a physical meetup at least once a year.
If you’re able to do it, organize a physical meetup at least once per year. But don’t make it strictly work-related.
Instead, choose a fun location and do it as teambuilding. Go to a beach, or choose a beautiful city that would inspire your whole team.
It’s also a great way to get to know everyone. Often remote-working employees work together without a meeting, so it’s nice to take full advantage of it.
Respect the private time of your colleagues.
While most people that work from home have pretty flexible working schedules, it’s essential to respect the time of your coworkers and stick to their working hours.
So, don’t try to call or contact on Facebook Messenger when you know your coworkers are outside their working hours. If you have to contact them, try with an email. Suppose they see it and respond awesome. If they don’t – awesome.
Focus on keeping clear communication across all channels.
Find a great piece of software that can keep you and your team connected throughout your day and work process.
We believe Slack is one of the best, but there are other pieces of software out there that can help you keep you connected with your team throughout the world or the country.
When everyone is spread throughout different locations and time zones, a great chatting app can help you with sharing ideas, keeping everyone updated on tasks and projects.
Keeping a team motivated when everyone is working from home is hard. You have to do extra work to make sure everyone’s in the loop.