A recurring problem that we are hearing from our clients at the moment is that they are finding it difficult to keep their teams motivated now that everyone is working remotely. At the beginning of lockdown, a lot of workplaces experienced an increase in productivity, probably due to the novelty of working from home. However, many workplaces are now beginning to see this spike in productivity start to decline. So how can you keep your team motivated?
Studies have shown that effective on-boarding has the benefits of improving staff turnover, increasing commitment to the business and improving job performance and productivity. Therefore, we have put together some points to consider when on-boarding employees remotely.
In preparation for remote work, one of the first things that companies will look at is how they are going to adjust from a technology perspective. For example, management will check if employees have all the necessary equipment and tools to carry out their work (computers, monitors, laptops, software etc). However, when focusing on the technology perspective, the ‘people perspective’ often gets neglected and this is just as important. Managing remote teams requires a different approach to managing teams in an office environment. As a result, we have put together some tips on how to manage a remote team.