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.
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.
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.
It's easy to fall back on your technical or business skills as the most important thing that you can contribute to an organization. Your skills are an important part of your job, but your ability to meet organization skills like reliability, problem-solving, teamwork, and perseverance helps the organization grow as a whole. When hiring for remote workers make sure that you have evaluated new team members' ability to contribute to your organization's success as well as complete their individual deliverables.
If you do not consider the impact of your communication as a leader your bad habits will trickle through the organization without any way of identifying or fixing the problem. In an office, you can observe impromptu interactions and communication. On a remote team, you can only see what is right in front of you on a screen.