The lockdown is completely redefining the way teams communicate and work. And, if you don’t have a proper strategy in place to cope up with this situation, then this is the right time to develop one. As an employer, work out an effective plan that will increase employee engagement level of remote staff. Lack of employee engagement planning can reduce employee morale and productivity.

Companies need to actively work on this challenge so that remote workforce feel connected even during this lockdown. Create multiple ways to connect your staff, including chat software, virtual meeting apps, etc.

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It is important for employers to understand how remote staff should be managed. If you want to keep your remote staff engaged, then follow these below mentioned ways;

  • Restructure your internal communication strategy!

Develop and share a central place where all your remote workers can collaborate on a daily basis. Internal communication should not be limited to meetings, conferences or calls, you can also plan out work anniversaries as a group. This step helps you to build personal connect with the team and everybody will stay on the same page.

  • Help them to set up ‘home office’ space!

Some of your team members may still be struggling to adjust in this new ‘work from home’ culture, so help them to set up remote workspace. Adding fun element in your approach to engage work from home employees is also a good idea to enhance your company culture.

  • Offer some free online career training programs

This is a great approach to update their professional skills during lockdown. And, the best way to do this is by investing in cloud-based online training management system and arranging training programs that boost their skill set.

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