Here on the Redbooth blog, we’ve looked at working from home from the perspective of the person doing it. You can read more about those strategies in 9 Ways to Be More Productive Working From Home and Working Out of a Home Office? 3 Strategies for Success.
But what about when you’re the one managing employees who are working from home — or other locations?
In a recent post on CultureIQ’s Culture Corner, Redbooth Director of Marketing Kim Wolfe, who manages employees and contractors in a variety of locations and time zones, explains that effective remote employee engagement comes down to the fundamentals:
Since remote workers aren’t in the main office, they often feel isolated and disconnected from the day-to-day action. Make sure they know that their contributions are essential to the overall company’s success.
In the post, Kim shares five tips for keeping remote employees engaged:
- Foster team unity, starting with how you introduce new members to the team
- Keep remote team members in the loop — don’t let too much time go by between interactions
- Use technology to stay in sync: visibility and coordination of efforts are essential
- Express appreciation, both individually and to the entire team or company
- Nothing beats face-to-face — every once in a while, it’s helpful to actually meet up in person
You can read the full post here: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Remote Workers Engaged and Productive