Communication is vital, but it’s easy to scale back with it when you’re not physically in front of each other on a day to day basis. It’s at this exact moment, however, when your employees really need you, and to hear from you; without your guidance and check-ins, it’s much easier for people to get confused, uncertain of what to be working on, for how long, and why. They can’t just pop on over to your desk to ask a question when they’re working from home.
When managing remote teams, be sure you’re still maintaining constant communication with your colleagues and continue to have a steady rapport. This will keep them informed and engaged while working remotely. Remind them, early and often, that you’re available for any questions or chats despite not being present in the physical, literal sense.