Due to ‘COVID-19 outbreak’, employers are allowing their staff to work from home. But, working remotely may affect productivity and then it becomes difficult for team members to contribute effectively. So, make sure each employee feels valued and connected by following some remote team building activities.
Encourage team building for performance improvements! Here are 5 interesting tricks for remote team building to bring your workforce together!
- Hold frequent online meetings
From email agendas to con-calls, remote team must work together to reach the goals. Remind your staff that productivity and work are their major focus. Let them know that you are monitoring their contribution to the company using timesheet management software or other such online tools. Motivate them to stay focused!
- Be prompt in responses
As a remote worker, make sure you reply to all messages sent to groups in general. Make your team understand the importance of timely responses. Reply all!
- Virtual team building
Sometimes, arrange a group chat because everyone likes chit-chatting and good laughter during working hours as refreshments! Enjoy a virtual coffee-date or random conversations and share your stories, experiences! You don’t get a chance to make small talk while working remotely, so virtual team building helps all team members to see each other and feel less distant and more connected.
- Plan 1-on-1 meeting on regular basis
It will help to improve employee productivity, trust and communication. Develop meaningful relationship with each team member so that they feel more valued. Show employee that company values their hard work.
Opt for online employee performance management system and provide un-biased feedback to each remote worker.
- Set clear goals
Have a brainstorming session with remote team to shed light on their needs, struggles, successes and goals. It is necessary for managers and company owners to understand how their employees perform and where they are heading in the near future.
Create or find opportunities to make a strong bond with your remote workforce!