3 ways to effectively communicate with your remote team
With so many of us working from home amid the COVID-19 crisis, some companies have taken the decision to offer remote working as a long-term option for their employees. Whether you are home or office based, this is likely to affect a lot of businesses in the future, so we’ve put together some tips for effective communication with a remote team.
Establish norms for communication
Everyone copes with work stress and working from home differently, but you can do your bit to help your colleagues by respecting their working hours and avoiding sending messages or emails outside of the norm. If you’re working different hours than normal, make sure your team knows when they can contact you and establish the best means of communication that works for you, be it Slack, Microsoft Teams or a simple email.
Stick to meeting agendas
Just because you’re not meeting face to face doesn’t mean you can’t have structure in your meetings. If it’s a situation where you would normally prepare an agenda, you can do the same for video calls and make sure everyone has a copy beforehand. You probably won’t need to do this for every meeting you have, but it will help to set expectations and make sure outcomes are met.
Don’t send complicated emails
Without the option of being able to sidle up to a colleague’s desk and ask them a quick question, you might opt to send them an email instead. But what you think is a quick question can easily get complicated in email format. If you find yourself typing out overly long or confusing messages, it might be best to arrange a video call with that person instead.
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