When working remotely, there are many new challenges for an employer to overcome. One of the largest of these concerns is the amount of teamwork and collaboration amongst their employees. This is affected by several things: the space they work in, their time management, space for beginning and ending work, whether they feel safe working or rewarded enough, and the actual amount of communication you have between individual employees. Here are some ways that you can tackle these problems.
Create a sign-in and sign-off period for your workers
Many employers who utilize this approach to keeping their workers on time for shifts will often use a video call. You can use this to ensure that everyone is aware of what they are doing in the day and what they can do to improve. It also puts far less trusting employers’ minds at rest, knowing that all their employees are at their workstations and not still flouncing around in the kitchen in their pajamas.
Use Gantt charts
Using a Gantt chart can boost employee morale and keep everyone on task. Even though it sounds simple, doing this can be a huge help, as you can see what everyone is doing at what time in a glance. It keeps communication levels high and also means that anyone who has an issue with a piece of work knows who to contact directly without needing to ask around. It also helps employees with time management and progress.
Use a reward system to boost morale
Using a reward system can be a great way to increase productivity. It can create a good, strong competitive atmosphere and it can help the more ambitious of employees get more out of their work. It can be a huge prompt to get employees to work that little bit harder and to get workers more invested in their jobs.
Create a safe space for everyone, and solve problems when they arise
Having a no-tolerance attitude towards bad or disrespectful behavior can be an excellent way to boost collaboration and teamwork. It can build strong relationships and can keep people cooperating. It can also be a good idea to implement rules that go against any form of bullying and have a robust and supportive system to help anyone who might be facing any discrimination in the workplace.
Help them create a space that is suitable for them to work in
Creating a space to work in that is similar to that of their normal working space can help get employees into the right mindset and get them working hard. By having them use an area that they don’t often do anything else in or create a space in which they can associate with work can be an excellent way to keep their home and working lives separate. Putting a dedicated work area together and then putting it back at the end of the day can also help as a healthy transition point, much like a commute would.