Hey managers!!! I'm talking to you in this one. Are you leading a team that's all working remotely? Are you new to this? Is your team new to this? Here are a few success tips to help you collaborate with your team to the fullest when you're all working from home or from anywhere!
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DAILY "STAND UP" MEETINGS
This quick morning check-in with your team is key to setting them up for success.
It should be 15 minutes tops, before 10 AM.
This is a focused call where everyone talks about
four things only:
What they worked on yesterday?
What they are working on today?
What they are working on tomorrow?
Any roadblocks to getting their work done?
DON'T MICRO MANAGE
Be consistent in your managerial style.
Instead of micro-managing, trust your team,
and verify their productivity.
Your daily "stand up" meetings and any deliverables they have are your verification.
Let your team the space to do their work.
BLOCK OUT OFFICE HOURS
Your team needs to continue to feel connected to you and that they can still come to you and vice versa.
No matter how busy you are,
carve out about 2 hours a day
(everyday or a few days per week)
that your digital door is open for office hours.
Set the expectation for your time while giving your team regular access to your for any help they may need.
CASUAL FRIDAY READY
Let's say the VP calls for a quick team call, you and your whole team should be dressed for Zoom.
Stay ready, and you don't have to get ready.
This doesn't mean sitting around at home in your
business-best, but a simple top, one you would wear
on a casual Friday is perfect.
And please make sure you're in shorts or pants! If you have to stand up or move on your call, you don't want to give any one a show!
RESPECT BUSINESS HOURS
Just because your team is at home does not mean that you can schedule work or meeting
at all hours, early or late.
Stick to your your usual schedule.
Be mindful that your team may be dealing with children at home and other non-work responsibilities and may not be available for meeting outside of normal working hours.