If, like many businesses in the UK and elsewhere around the world, you’ve suddenly found yourself with a completely remote workforce almost overnight, you might be wondering how you can make the most of the situation.
An article for Techradar recently offered some advice on how you can get the most out of teams who are working from home.
At the top of the list is making sure you communicate effectively and frequently with your team. Making sure that you’re regularly checking in with people is just one element of this. You should also send out regular updates on the company’s strategy and business plan.
It’s also important to encourage people to work as normally as possible. The news provider recommends keeping the day-to-day schedule as close to normal as you can during this period. However, it also noted that it’s essential to allow a degree of flexibility to enable those who might be juggling other commitments – such as childcare – to work around them.
Video meetings can be a new addition to your day, rather than face-to-face meetings in the office. The BBC offered some advice on how to get the most out of these, including making sure you test any new technology before using it for an important meeting, such as with a client.
When you’re setting up for a video call in your home, use headphones to reduce background noise and make sure you can concentrate. Also consider the backdrop that people will see when you’re on the call.
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