Working as remote employees comes with a lot of advantages aside your pay but as much as those perks are present, as remote employees, you can lose interest in what you do and ultimately underperform if nothing is done to it.
As a business owner, having a person or a group of persons to do a one time job for you saves you more money than setting up an office space and recruiting such individuals to do that same job for you and also having to pay their salaries every month.
As a remote worker, you have the privilege of working at your own time in your preferred locarion and you also get more time to spend with your loved ones.
As much as these perks are enjoyed by these set of people, if they are not being managed properly they will lose they effectiveness and perform poorly at their jobs.
Take for example, you have a business where your employees are in different parts of the globe, you need to communicate with them so as to make your business up and running but when the channels are not available, it makes things difficult for your remote employees to connect with what you are doing and the decisions you make.
Hi everyone my name is timileyin and in this article i will be sharing with you 5 ways to make your remote employees feel more involved and connected to their assigned tasks.
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1. Encourage Effective Communication
Having a business where you and your employees are not physically together takes a lot of grit and effort to make things work out.
This is due to certain factors that can deter communication like the time zones for each location provided they are in different countries.
There are different communication tools to make use of and also maximize their functions to get the best out of them.
Tools like Trello, Slack, Asana and so on are tools to leverage on in order to keep your business up and running.
2. Have video call sessions
When facial interactions are made amongst a group of people, there’s generally a tendency for progress to be achieved.
Video call sessions with your employees who stay out of town usually come in handy because when there’s a suggestion or a request that is being passed across, facial expressions matter alot because it sends a message to every other person telling them the gravity of such message.
During this medium, people tend to always remember salient reminders and notes during to eye contacts with the rest of the team.
Don’t just make the video call sessions all about work, add some life and fun to if by cracking silly jokes and making appraisals.
Doing this will make each member of your team feel connected and involved in the job.
3. Engage in fun practices
I’m sure you are conversant with the popular saying that all work and no play makes jack a dull boy. Well in this case it could actually result to become a fact.
Engaging your employees every time will lead to a diminishing return, one way to spice up things can be to throw parties occasionally by coming together once in a while or at the end of the month you can come together and have a little hang out with each other.
During times like this, you tend to get refreshed and ready for work. Doing this also promotes a sense of belonging.
4. Give accolades to your team
To be a good team leader, you need to understand how to function as one.
Whenever there a milestone has been achieved, do not commend an individual instead give praises to the whole team for their input in the task.
Do not only do this when a milestone has been achieved, ensure it’s a constant thing because it gives your workers a sense of courage for the tasks they are currently working on and it also makes them more willing to do their jobs.
5. Having a periodically slated retreat
Just as i stated in the previous tips, you can get your remote workers together once in a while to throw a party, it could be a small one, it all depends on you basically.
This period helps businesses achieve more because while remote workers all come together, they tend to share ideas, rub their minds on certain things and most often than not get the chance to perform better at their respective tasks.
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