Check out the best tips and tools to keep the team engaged in the home office
Remote teams have become a reality in Brazil because of the pandemic. Since March 2020, many companies have reinvented themselves so that work home office possible, and according to a study by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), 30% of Brazilian companies consider maintaining remote work even after the pandemic.
Managers who face the new challenge of leading teams from a distance are already preparing for this trend. Many learnings and difficulties arose along this path and transformed the reality of several companies.
Therefore, we have separated 4 tips and 7 tools for you, the manager, to keep the team engaged and the high spirits in home office.
1. Task management
One of the main challenges for managers is to measure the productivity of the remote team and the performance of the processes. For this to be possible, all employees’ tasks must be mapped, accounted for and analyzed.
If this work was already done before the home office, it is important to keep it for productivity comparison. If not, it is essential that the manager begins to measure and understand what adjustments are necessary for the team to perform better.
Automating this record can be a great ally for managers. Tools such as Asana and Trello are important for recording the completed tasks of each employee and counting the time spent on each one.
Maintaining contact with employees is essential to strengthen the bond between the manager and the team. The interaction between the team itself also reduces misunderstandings that can lead to execution failures.
Among the main communication tools is Slack for quick conversations, Google Meet for meetings with audio and video between the manager and the employee, or the whole team.
3. Share results
Contact with other areas of the company is facilitated when everyone works in the same unit. The conversation over coffee and Corporate TVs disseminate the achievements of the different business fronts. During the home office, the goals achieved and employee highlights can continue to be disseminated by closed groups on Facebook or private accounts on Instagram.
4. Invest in training
The specialization of the teams makes the turnover decrease, that the team is always up to date and that the organizational culture is followed by old and new employees.
Companies can create their own courses on a personalized and secure platform. Voxel Digital has a competent team and a complete structure to guarantee the success of your corporate training. From the development of the project, production of video lessons, to the distribution of content to employees through the EAD platform. Get in touch with our consultants!
Remote team management
For remote work to work, managers and teams must share mutual trust. Managers need to be aware of any difficulties faced by employees, who must commit to delivering work with quality and productivity.
See also 7 tips for adapting to home office and the importance of soft skills for personal and professional development.