In the last year, we have witnessed a strong explosion of digital transformation in companies. This means that we already have the necessary tools to carry out many functions within the company. But, do we know how to use technology to stimulate human potential and empower work teams?
Now we have solutions and devices that make our day-to-day business easier and allow us to increase productivity. However, this same productivity can be threatened by the lack of commitment or even by the loneliness of employees, especially in remote teams.
LEADING REMOTE TEAMS FOCUSING ON PEOPLE
As we have verified since teleworking is a materializable reality in Spain, this modality has its virtues but it also has a negative part. For many people, being out of the office, not having interaction with other people or even the sudden mixture of work and home life is uphill.
A team that stays happy, motivated and productive requires very precise information and commitments from the leaders in order to boost productivity.
Experts say that the drop in productivity that has been taking place since teleworking became a reality is related to a lack of motivation in the teams.
EMPOWER TEAMS REMOTELY
How can we encourage employees to avoid a lack of commitment and therefore a loss of productivity? Empowering them. Remote workers must be given the ability to manage their time and to smooth their ways of proceeding. An employee feels empowered when he has the trust of his managers to do his job by managing his time and priorities.
TRICKS FOR THE CORRECT MANAGEMENT OF REMOTE EQUIPMENT
For this reason, we want to offer you in this post some tips or tricks to empower remote teams and make them feel engaged and productive:
Always communication: communication at all times is essential, but if it serves to generate trust and openness, it adds points. Scheduling frequent catch-up sessions, virtual coffee sessions, or even small emotional gatherings are a good step to drive engagement because human talent feels heard.
Recognition as a fundamental pillar: recognition is a great motivational agent. Being recognized and appreciated encourages everyone to continue working happily. Also, active listening and giving employees the space they need to feel what they are feeling should be mandatory.
Include everyone: Making sure no one is left behind on mailing lists or in group meetings is a must. In this way, people who are teleworking will not feel that they have found out later than those who are in the office.
Celebrate as a team: when the objectives are achieved, the best option is to celebrate together. Take advantage of the fact that an email has arrived congratulating a client to bring the teams together and tell about it, for example. Also the celebrations for birthdays or different festivities make the group union stronger.
Regular feedback sessions: It is very important for remote teams to feel that their work is important and appreciated. For this reason, a feedback meeting is always good. In these feedback sessions, you can take advantage of asking the workers how they have felt about the job, if they have been happy or if they have felt supported.
And you who are reading this post, do you telework? Are you currently doing hybrid work? Do you feel a lack of motivation? What did you modify from teleworking?