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With the rise of remote and hybrid work, managing your people has become an increasingly important skill for leaders and managers.
Managing a remote or hybrid team requires different strategies than managing a traditional team in an office setting. To help you effectively manage your remote or hybrid team and ensure high performance and great team engagement, we have compiled the top ten tips below.
1. Set clear expectations:
Clearly communicate goals, objectives, and expectations with your team. Make sure everyone understands their role and responsibilities.
2. Use the right tools:
Choose the right tools for communication, collaboration, and project management. Ensure that everyone on the team is proficient in using them.
3. Schedule regular check-ins:
Schedule regular one-on-one and team meetings to keep everyone on the same page. Encourage open communication and feedback.
4. Foster team collaboration:
Encourage collaboration and teamwork by assigning group projects and creating a positive team culture.
5. Trust your team:
Trust your team to work independently and take ownership of their work. Avoid micromanaging and provide support and resources when needed.
6. Prioritise work-life balance:
Encourage your team to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Respect boundaries and avoid expecting them to work outside of their scheduled hours.
7. Provide feedback and recognition:
Regularly provide feedback and recognise good work. Celebrate team achievements and milestones. Make sure that your employees know they are appreciated.
8. Offer professional development:
Provide opportunities for professional development and skill-building. Encourage your team to pursue learning opportunities that align with their interests and career goals. Looking for great Learning and Development content for your employees? Check out our L&D portal here.
9. Be flexible:
Be flexible and understanding when it comes to scheduling and work arrangements. Recognize that everyone has different needs and accommodate as much as possible.
10. Lead by example:
Lead by example and model the behavior you expect from your team. Maintain a positive attitude, be open to feedback, and continuously strive for improvement.
Managing a remote or hybrid team can be challenging, but with the right strategies in place, you can ensure high performance and great team engagement. By setting clear expectations, fostering collaboration, providing support, and leading by example, you can build a successful and productive team and a brilliant business! Check out our Performance Management Bundle on our webshop to make managing your employees simple.
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DISCLAIMER: The article is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. While the information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances may impact the accuracy and validity of the information. EffectiveHRM is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for any action or decision taken as a result of using the guidance.