Establish the management structures of high performing remote teams
1. Create Structure
Without the office discussions, a communication structure is essential around team meetings, 1-on-1’s, progress updates and feedback. Getting the structure right keeps everybody informed and progressing.
2. Maintain Connection
Using video conference tools is a great start, but true human connection comes down to the quality of conversation and picking the appropriate medium for each type of discussion.
3. Build Trust
To be successful, remote employees must be working towards outcomes and not hours. It’s a shift in management relationship from oversight to coaching, empowerment and self-accountability.
Set a weekly team meeting
Schedule a time and watch Crewmojo automate the admin. Each team member is notified, a meeting added to their calendar and a shared agenda created. Prior to the meeting - add talking points, attachments, and receive summarised updates so everyone is completely prepared.
During the meeting - capture notes and allocate action items, centralise the storage of decisions and automatically email minutes on closure.
After the meeting - use the feedback feature to find out if your format could be improved.
Easily handle multiple meeting types with automated threading of attendance, agendas and minutes across each of your meetings.
Schedule your 1-on-1's
Each 1-on-1 is a forward looking conversation, making sure your report has complete clarity on the top 3 outcomes they will be working towards over the coming week.
Unearth any issues with the remote working environment, identify roadblocks that might be hindering progress and check-in on their mental well-being.
The Crewmojo 1-on-1 feature equips managers with questions and activities that ensure a quality, future-focused, coaching style conversation.
Get a 5 min update from each employee
Progress updates are quick reflection on the week that’s just been.Give team members an opportunity to share their achievements, communicate any unexpected work and to start considering the outcomes they’d like to work towards next week.Set custom questions that you’d like your whole team or specific individuals to answer as part of their progress update.
Increase feedback loops
Being out of the office doesn’t have to mean a missed opportunity for praise and recognition. In fact it’s more important than ever to ensure team members feel their work is having an impact and making a contribution.
Use the feedback tool to quickly and easily share or request feedback in any direction across the team.
4 Remote working tips
- Effective team meetings, avoid the round table of status updates
- Quality 1-on-1 conversations and how to build trust when out of the office
- Increase the cadence of feedback and praise as achievements don’t always get visibility
- Make use of less distractions to be more focused and more productive