Managing remote teams can be a challenge. There are so many ways to build this connection with your team. First, consider what type of team are you on.
•Office-centric hybrid – Mainly focused on office work. People have the option to work hybrid for some time if they want.
•Fully flexible hybrid – People have the option to work completely remotely or work at the office.
•Remote-friendly – People work at the office but are able to ask about remote work.
•Remote first – People start off working remote. This is popular for people who work at a small business.
Think about culture. Make sure to communicate often throughout the week. In the remote environment, you need to work on reaching out more.
Make meetings engaging. It shouldn’t always be a status update. Consider playing remote team-building games. Make the company a community.
Think about accountability. On a weekly basis consider getting everyone to list what they are proud of.
Chris N. Cheetham-West, MBA is an international speaker, trainer, and Founder of LR Training Solutions. He is the author of Leading in a Virtual World: Lead Remote Teams, Boost Productivity, and Master Virtual Collaboration. Formerly, he served in a position at Google where he worked in the area of marketing key products. He worked on a team with 100 virtual employees where he learned the importance of communicating with remote team members. This experience gave him valuable knowledge and strategies in communicating virtually with teams. He is one of the virtual teamwork speakers that can transform your team to top producers. Team building is crucial in any remote environment. As a remote & hybrid teams expert, Chris helps teams save time and focus on what matters by using the latest and best tools online.