Seamless teamwork constitutes the core aspect that ensures flawless functioning of an organization. The road to progress is paved with momentary disruptions and necessary distractions. However, if such disruptions and distractions become a rigid part of our work-life, one is bound to put positive terminology consisting of words like ‘progress’, ‘growth’, ‘performance’, ‘success’ et al to rest.
So, it appears to be the scenario with respect to the ongoing pandemic. COVID-19 has enveloped the world in its grasp, and governments all over the world are imploring people to stay indoors in order to keep themselves safe. Organizations too are participating in the drill by urging their employees to work from home. If you are working in a digital marketing agency, you must realize that when it comes to coordination and getting the job done – it’s a mammoth challenge overall. During the present scenario, it is of utmost necessity to tend to one’s clients along with practising apt brand reputation management.
First hurdles first. Remotely working requires that first and foremost, one caters to the basic approach. The preliminary step is desirous of making sure that your employees are safe and sound within the bounds of their home. Secondly, it’s important that they are all geared up to perform their very best – which is only possible if they possess all the tech tools that aid the smooth functioning of your organization. Thirdly, is their work and the nature of their processes, well-defined? And lastly, are they thoroughly set up to participate in video-conferencing sessions?
If the aforementioned primary tactics have been taken care of and everything is in place, then you have it all sorted with respect to the basics. Now, you can surely move on to the bigger and newer problems that your business might be facing and churn out solutions for the same.
Here are a few things that you and your team need to get in order to efficiently paddle through these tough times:
Motivate Thy Team
It’s a universal truth that employees who are working remotely are less motivated. Less motivation is the key reason behind reduced work performance. The sole cause of demotivation during this ‘work from home’ is the communication gap, and one can overcome it by bridging the mentioned. Here’s what you can do in order to motivate your team – Firstly, play together. When it comes to problem-solving or executing the task at hand, do it together by staying connected with one another all the while.
Secondly, another way of motivating your team is to make them realize their purpose of being in the organization from time to time. Lastly, the imposed lockdown is the best time to develop and nourish the potential of your employees – hence, online workshops, trainings, and courses should not go amiss.
Empower Thy Team
A few months ago, when everything was nothing but swell, our work seemed to get monotonous every now and then. While you and your team are working from home, the mentioned monotone is bound to seep into your lifestyle as well as your work-life. Hence, freedom to give in to experimentation plays a pivotal role in order to ensure that such is not the case. Experimentation yields meaningful results and helps build motivation, alongside.
Get in Sync with the Rhythm
In order to efficiently manage your remote teams, here’s a day by day guide with respect to what you can do in order to derive apt performance and desirous results:
Monday: Hold performance-cycle meetings that bank on the output of the previous week and the potential of the days that follow.
Tuesday-Thursday: Hold individual meetings along with group meetings that focus on building motivation and problem-solving. Do propel everyone to participate and share insights with respect to the issue at hand.
Friday: Reflect on what all your team has achieved all through the week. A little praise during these rocky times tends to make a great difference.
The fall of the world market in 2008 and the concluding recession, taught us a thing or two. 2020 is going to be a lot more educative on that accord. So, when in future, lessons around the present scenario shall be taught to us, what do you want to be? Do you wish to be the speaker or the listener? Make your call.