There can be no denying that the world of remote working is here to stay. Over the last few years, technology has allowed an increasing number of organisations the ability to offer flexible working, and this was only accelerated further with the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, while remote working helps to promote a better work/life balance and offers an array of benefits, keeping your team engaged can be very tough. With 69% of digital employees describing feelings of burnout when at home, this engagement is an important focus for any remote workforce.
Some of the most effective ways to keep your remote team engaged include:
1. Frequent check-ins
When it comes to remote working, frequent check-ins from team leaders are essential. This not only helps to ensure that everyone understands their duties and what needs to be done, but it also helps to build connections and keeps everyone feeling part of a team.
2. Introduce new team members
Joining a new team is always a daunting prospect, but this is made even harder with remote teams. That is why you should ensure that you hold a fun and relaxed video conference with all new recruits to ensure they feel welcomed and know who everyone is.
3. Outside initiatives
Another great tip for building engagement within your remote teams is to encourage outside initiatives away from work. This could be something like a fitness challenge over a period of time or a regular sports league. Whatever it might be, the idea should be to encourage your employees to engage and communicate with each other on topics unrelated to their work.
4. Host team lunches and socials in your virtual office
Team lunches and socials are an important part of office life, but this has always traditionally been tough to replicate in a virtual space until now. Here at Orbital, our mission is to help you ditch “Zoom Culture” and bring your entire team together to make genuine connections with each other.
Our innovative virtual connection framework gives you the tools needed to host regular team lunches and socials in a virtual office, ensuring you can maximise your engagement.
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