Today, there’s a lot of talk about how remote work can be a win-win for both the employee and the company. For one, it eliminates a lot of capital typically spent on fixed business expenses, such as office space. It can also increase team productivity and help companies attract and retain talent.
According to a survey conducted by PwC, over 90% of employers said their teams’ productivity is better than when they worked from an office. Remote work allows companies to build and develop groups of highly skilled individuals quickly. It also allows employees to live their dreams by enabling them to work from anywhere.
Unfortunately, despite the advantages of remote work, it can still be very challenging to build a successful and culturally relevant team. As a company leader who’s committed to building a team, you need to understand the various challenges that come with this type of work.
Guard Your Time
As a company leader, you have the ability to work from anywhere. This allows you to focus on your agenda and keep track of what’s happening in the company.
One of the essential factors that you as a company leader should consider when it comes to implementing remote work is ensuring that the calendar is up to date. This will allow you and your team to keep track of what’s happening in the company and ensure that everyone is working on the same schedule.
The informal conversations that used to take place at the coffee station and at the desks of each other eventually became a thing of the past. Instead, it’s now common for everyone to log off and attend meetings as quickly as possible.
Despite the advantages of remote work, it’s still essential to maintain a positive relationship with your co-workers. It’s also important to create activities that will allow you and your team to get to know each other better. One of these is monthly happy hours, where you and your co-workers can talk about everything that’s happening in the world outside of work.
Developing effective collaboration is very important for a team to grow and develop. It can help build a strong relationship between the members of the team and improve their well-being. Having a good understanding of each other’s working styles and ideas can also help strengthen their relationships.
Having set teams is also vital to ensure that everyone is working together seamlessly. This can help avoid confusion. Having a clear understanding of who each member is and where they belong can help make sure that everyone is working together seamlessly.
One of the most effective ways to improve the effectiveness of your team is by regularly meeting with them. Having a video conference can help you connect with your colleagues and build a stronger sense of community. Besides being able to participate in the meeting, you can also ask your team members to turn on their cameras.
Even though remote work can be beneficial for a company, it’s still essential to maintain a positive relationship with your team members. Having a consistent communication channel between all of your team members is vital to ensure that everyone is working together effectively.
You will be able to enjoy the rewards of leading a global team once you overcome the challenges that you encounter. Having friends and colleagues from all around the world will allow you to feel valued and supported.
Originally published on Herrick Lipton’s website.