Remote working is here to stay. Whether your team is fully remote or you have remote team members, there are key factors to consider to make sure that things continue to operate smoothly. The purpose of this blog is not to convince you to increase or decrease remote work at your organization, it is to share our top learnings from our careers, company, and customers. We will start with the key challenges of remote work then finish off with some solutions to those challenges.
In order to develop meaningful professional relationships across your organization, you need conversation starters that increase employee engagement. You might work with a small group of individuals on your sales, marketing, accounting, product, management, etc, team, but there are so many individuals in your organizations that will contribute to your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly success. Over time you may stumble upon the right people, but to accelerate your growth you must seek out those relationships.
Getting the conversation started at work across teams and departments is always a challenge. It is even harder if a portion or all of your team is working remotely from home. Implementing conversation starters into your day-to-day is a great way to break the ice and start building more meaningful relationships. It is of course only one small aspect of your team culture but it is an important first step.
We just launched a lifetime offer on AppSumo for teams of 20 or less for $39! Whether you are a current ChatFox customer or a new ChatFox customer you can take advantage of this amazing deal. The offer includes all of our features: -Customizable chat cadence. -Multiple chat cadences for each chat. -Customizable Icebreakers. -Customizable ShoutOuts. -Fully automated Coffee Chats with -video links and calendar connections. -Engagement charts. -Team profiles. -Time zone algorithms.
As a business leader you always need new sales. Beating the competition means more than having the best product, it means having the best revenue strategy that will eat your competitors’ lunch. In today’s world of remote selling your team still needs all of the training and support that they needed when they were in the office, visiting customers, and going to conferences.
Managing your time and your team's time is important. Do we think that remote team culture is the most important thing to consider when running your remote business...yes! That being said, we understand that you and your team have many other responsibilities. That is why we have created a more flexible and more simplified chat settings systems that allow you to have as many or as few chats every month in as many channels as you want for as many teams as you want.
We love icebreakers! Our customers have shared countless stories about how our icebreakers have sparked meaningful conversations that would have never even gotten started without the right questions at the right time in the right context. Even though Icebreakers are a great way to engage your remote team they are only the tip of the iceberg. Most of our customers come for the icebreakers but stay for the Coffee Chats and Shout Outs. The reality is that icebreakers are only a tiny part of what is needed to build a strong remote team culture.
In today's world of working from home, a recession, and health concerns from a global pandemic, leaders need to do more than manage team members, they need to make sure that their team's core needs are being met. Gone are the days of only being concerned with personal growth and career achievements. Employees are now looking to meet more basic needs around safety, belongingness, and esteem.
Over the past few months, our users have consistently requested one thing, more participation. Participation for remote teams is far more challenging than office-based teams. Why? Because getting people to participate from home is like herding cats. In the office, you have the ability to go from cubicle to cubicle recruiting participants for any given activity or team building event. When working from home there is a balance between work and other responsibilities. Workdays are not necessarily set up in 8-hour blocks.