Managing Remote Employees: 5 Essential Tips to Engage Your Team
Working remotely has given our team the ability to work whenever we want and in the comfort of our coziest sweats. We can’t lie— it’s been great to have more of the days to ourselves, no longer burdened by the need to plan for a commute. Some of us enjoy taking the extra hour to go for a run in the mornings, and some of us love rolling out of bed and straight into meetings. But remote work definitely has its disadvantages. We miss seeing our teammates in person. We struggle more than ever to find the balance between work and life. Problems that could normally be solved with a 2-minute conversation now take several rounds of back-and-forth messaging.
As a manager, you can take a few simple steps to smooth some of these bumps in the road. Here are 5 practices to implement with your remote team: