Harvard Business Review offered advice how to connect virtually with teams, through daily check-ins, engagement rules, and interaction

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A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers

Managing Your Team Remotely – Harvard Business Review offered advice how to connect virtually with teams, through daily check-ins, engagement rules, and interaction

Summary:

Harvard Business Review gave tips to managers to help them connect with remote workers more effectively. Some recommendations include:
  • Daily Check-Ins – One-on-one or team calls done regularly provide forum for employees to share concerns and consult with managers
  • Technology Options – Provide options such as video conferencing, which are more effective for complex or sensitive conversations, and mobile individual messaging (e.g., Slack, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) for simpler, less formal conversations and time-sensitive communication
  • Rules of Engagement – Set expectations for frequency, ideal timing and platforms for communications in first online check-in meeting
  • Interaction Opportunities – Structure ways employees can interact socially on informal non-work topics while working remotely, such as during beginning of calls and virtual pizza meetings
  • Emotional Support – Ask how employees are doing, listen to their concerns, acknowledge stress and anxiety, and affirm them with confidence
For more information, visit https://hbr.org/2020/03/a-guide-to-managing-your-newly-remote-workers
Company: Harvard Business Review (HBR)
Category: Remote work

Original publication date: March 18, 2020

Date last updated: April 2, 2020