You’ll agree motivating employees is no easy task—even if they’re on site. Now imagine trying to keep those not based on the premises happy and in sync with the organisation’s goals.
It’s so easy for remote employees to feel undervalued and excluded from the company. Can you avoid this?
Lucky for you we researched methods you can implement that can help your team feel connected once again. Apart from ensuring their positivity, this can spark higher productivity. That’s worth the effort, right?
There are many benefits if employees feel like they’re part of the organisation:
Ready to give this a try?
You want your employees to be productive right? And the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’ simply rings too true. As a manager you can’t allow this to happen.
The last thing you need is for your employees to feel like outsiders: This makes it harder to get them to reach their full potential.
One way you can avoid this is by simply reaching out. You’ll be surprised how regular interaction will go a long way in keeping employees feeling appreciated.
With the various communication platforms at our disposal, why not take advantage of them? And no, we don’t mean sending another impersonal email or text message. How about using ways that are more interactive?
But you don’t have to end there. You can schedule regular face to face and group meetings depending on time & availability. For instance you can conduct weekly or monthly meetings during which you:
Never let even one feel left out of the loop.
Whatsapp isn’t only for communicating with your friends and loved ones. Why not make use of this easy and affordable interactive platform to communicate with your remote employees? Apart from calls, Whatsapp groups are cost effective ways of staying in touch with your remote employees, all at the same time.
In this case you can use this platform (or similar communication apps) to post:
This way everyone is reminded of their individual roles while also being reminded that they are part of a team.
Never underestimate the power of meeting with all your employees in a relaxed and fun filled environment. Why not plan and schedule team building events? It comes with the following advantages:
Here’s another fun method: Conduct weekly or monthly challenges that involve remote employees as well as on site employees. This will go a long way in making them feel like they’re part of your business.
In this case you simply devise and include them in challenges where they compete with the rest of the employees regardless of their location, such as ‘Employee of the Month’.
What better way to make them feel as if they belong somewhere, than to recognize their personal milestones, or showing empathy when they have personal challenges? And see how being intentional pays off such as sending:
It’s true: It’s the little things that matter.
Technology is there to make processes simpler—use it. Take advantage of collaborative software to establish informal communication. An internal system can encourage a variety of actions:
The truth is remote employees want the same thing on site employees want:
If you want to avoid creating a negative morale, don’t exclude them or inform them as an afterthought. An apology later simply won’t work. By addressing inclusion, location will no longer be a problem. Try it and take your company to the next level.