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How To Keep A Remote Workforce Motivated

We Live In Rapidly Changing Times – Here’s How To Keep Your Team Engaged When it comes to today’s business world, it’s important to remember that we live in difficult times – changing times. The pandemic has disrupted virtually every aspect of our day to day lives. From the ways in which we work, to how we interact with others socially. It’s important to remain cognizant of the fact that your workforce isn’t the same workforce that you once knew – things are different now. There should be no doubt that you’re now tasked with management in hard times, and your leadership skills are certainly going to be tested. Not to worry, though! We’re here to help you navigate this strange new business landscape successfully. In this article, we’re going to talk all about how you can keep your remote workforce motivated today, tomorrow, and well into the future as the pandemic continues to unfold in places far and wide all around the world. Always Keep The Mission Front & Center While it might be easy to forget about the “why” regarding your business, that’s all the more reason to keep your mission front and center. Always remind your remote workforce just how important their work is and continues to be – even as we continue to grapple with the pandemic. Feedback Is King If you’re honest, you can probably admit to yourself that during pre-pandemic times, you probably didn’t provide your staff with enough constructive feedback – and that’s no fault of your own. However, with your workforce doing everything they can from home, now is the perfect time to provide them with the feedback that they want during these unprecedented times. Tell your staff members what they’re doing right, celebrate their achievements, and give them the confidence boosts that they deserve. Try To Gauge Morale It’s certainly likely that your team has suffered a bit of a drop in morale – after all, the pandemic has made things stressful, uncertain, and overwhelming. With that in mind, it’s always a good idea to see where your team members are at. Send frequent surveys or questionnaires to try and gain a better idea of how your morale is holding up. You can even hold weekly team meetings where your staff members can voice their concerns and their feelings freely and openly. Try New Things Whether it be a new policy, a new technology, or a new approach to a project, keeping your team members engaged with something new is always a good way to ensure that they stay motivated when working remote. Show your staff members how to utilize file-sharing platforms, collaboration software applications, and so much more – this will keep them interested and excited about the work that they do. You Can Make It Through This Above all else, it’s absolutely critical to remind your team – and yourself – that you will make it through this. You’ve come this far, and you’ve remained dedicated to the mission at all costs. If you focus on all of the above, you’ll see just how motivated you can make your team. References: https://www.business.com/articles/motivate-remote-workers/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/nealtaparia/2020/05/06/5-easy-ways-to-motivate-your-remote-team/?sh=c51fb776eaba