Whilst working from home has increased by 41% in the last five years, for some managers, leading a remote team is a completely new and, understandably, daunting experience. In addition to your everyday management responsibilities, you’ll need to get to grips with how to organise, manage, and lead a team that is working remotely.
To help with this, we share four working-from-home management strategies that you can adopt to set yourself and your remote team up for success.
Four tips for leading and managing a remote team
1. Scheduled Scrums or daily catch ups
When working from home, daily contact is key. Try to stick to the same time each day to allow for structured chats about how they are, what they have achieved, and what they have planned.
Ideally, make video the usual way of communicating and Use systems like Whatsapp, Zoom, Gotomeeting, Skype, or Microsoft Teams to keep your team is focused and motivated.
Top tip: Don’t underestimate the importance of “how are you?”, this will help build deeper relationships with your team and open a window for them to open up to you regarding any issues or blockers at work.