Remote working isn’t just a trend, but a necessity for companies across the world. As a result, many team managers have found themselves managing a team from their home. This could be a challenge if you haven’t previously found yourself in this kind of situation. So what should you do?
Daily check in’s
Whether it’s a quick message or a video call, make sure you’re checking up on your team individually to see how they’re doing and if they need any assistance. Regular follow-ups will also make sure that they’re not procrastinating on certain tasks as they know you will be waiting for an update.
We have so many tools at hand that we can use to help us to work and communicate remotely. Make sure your team is making the most of the technology available, such as Slack or Microsoft Teams, to manage and communicate about their projects
Create realistic expectations given the circumstances and set the scope, deadlines and deliverables for each project or task and help your team to understand how you will measure their success.
Allow for flexibility
Working from home means working under completely different conditions. This does not mean that things won’t get done, but each team member’s productivity levels and working hours may adapt. Trust your team and give them the freedom and flexibility to get work done on their own terms. That way they will be more productive.
By following these simple steps, you will ensure that you and your team are productive, regardless of where you work.
If you’re in the events industry and want to find out more information about handling this current change, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us.