5 tips to manage your remote teams better
April 19, 2021
In this video blog, our HR Business Partner, Toma Druktenytė, shares tips that helped us to stay connected and manage our teams better while working at home.
Last year Nord Security moved to working remotely, just like everyone else. And like most companies that went through the same transition process, we did face some challenges. So in this video blog, our HR Business Partner, Toma Druktenytė, shares tips that helped us to stay connected and manage our teams better while working at home:
FIND CORRECT WORK TOOLS. When choosing your team's work tools, consider its size, scope, work methods, and view functionality - your tool has to clearly display the team's goals and smaller tasks. The most used options are Kanban board, Gantt chart, calendar, list, or you can pick anything else that fits your team's work.
SET COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES. To avoid miscommunication, we recommend moving all of your discussions to meetings and keeping the texting to a minimum. Remind your employees of an option to change their background if they're hesitant to show their home space. It promotes more open and honest communication within the team.
PRIORITIZE INFORMATION. Keep all the information on a need-to-know basis so that people can focus on their work with no unnecessary distractions. It's helpful to use tags like "high/low priority" in your communication and deliver everything within the levels of importance.
PRACTICE ACCOUNTABILITY. Set up meetings like 1on1s, daily standups, or weekly planning and wrap-up sessions. This practice helps to stay up-to-date with the team's progress and keeps everyone on track. A helpful tip is to record essential meetings so that you can share them later on.
KEEP THE TEAM SPIRIT GOING. Online team buildings are a must - losing the connection between colleagues just because everything moved to digital is no excuse. Invite everyone to lunch, have a magic show, a tasting, try online escape rooms, or other fun activities to stay in touch with your team while at home.