Millions of workers are
forced to avail of work from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and business
leaders must do their jobs from home. Many companies have developed remote
infrastructure rather than just looking for temporary exercise. To make
employees work efficiently remotely, companies need to stick to a few rules.
Apart from providing the best tech tools, creating great work to feel the
office is required.
It will be challenging
for companies to create an office environment when working from home. But IT
giants like Microsoft, Google, and Unilever are running the best remote work
culture through virtual mode. Let’s explore a few steps to build a great work
#1. Shared leadership sense building
Delivering and tracking
according to commitments is required, and pulling the team to grab the
opportunities is far more critical. Your team members’ work-life becomes
mechanical by assigning and delivering the work; you need to give them a chance
to show their initiation. Involve your workforce in team activities. Example:
Coach your employees in their expertise areas, or encourage them to participate
in virtual teaming exercises. This will reduce the management burden and helps
to groom your employees.
#2. Generate remote water cooler
Your employees will be
missing robust debates, formal and informal conversations that contain generic
and specific topics like tastes and movies. There is no physical office; hence
your virtual water cooler plays a significant role. Creating a natural and
office relevant environment is essential for workers to feel like a workplace.
Encourage employees to create fun memes through various channels and give the
chance to talk about everything or something. Announce happy work hours and
encourage team rapport calls between managers and employees.
#3. Make adjustments & collect regular feedback
Companies don’t have
much experience running virtual teams, hence taking the feedback regularly and
writing down the feasible adjustment plans based upon their feedback. This will
initiate a strong rapport among employees. You can explore your best productive
areas by taking inputs from the employees. Regular feedback helps to reduce
business friction and promises you keep moving forward.
#4. Enhance communication by using culture matching tools
When your team
collaborates in the workplace, it needs to harmonize with your company culture,
which you feel developing. Microsoft Teams and Slack will help to personalize
your communication bypassing energetic vibes. Ensure that your team will be
connected during their work hours. Sending only emails will not be sufficient;
to make the best experience take video calls and video conversations.