Remote work is becoming a more prominent portion of the workforce, and companies are learning the best tools and methods to keep their teams connected.
Communicating with teams can help companies keep their workers on the same page, while creating a sense of community despite not physically working alongside colleagues.
Holding weekly check-in meetings can go a long way, according to Ernie Bray of AutoClaims Direct.
“You will ideally build a team of self-starters who are committed and don’t need micromanaging, and the meeting actually becomes a great time for collaboration,” said Bray.
Along with this, using multiple communication channels provides employers the chance to build trusting relationships and engage on a personal level with their employees.
A useful way to ensure that projects are distributed evenly and in an organized manner, tools like Asana make it easy to manage tasks and can also help employers implement deadlines. This allows workers also see their own progression and increase their motivation.
Another way to keep employees interacting with one another is creating an internal blog where they can share their projects, updates and learnings. This keeps everyone in the loop on any changes and keeps everyone on the same page in terms of goals. As more companies embrace having remote employees, it is important to use task management tools and communication apps in order to keep workers engaged and in the loop.