To wrap up what we discussed in this series of articles, a short summary of best practices for both – employers, employees and both of them:
- Use live and asynchronous video communication for complicated explanations and tough problem-solving.
- Treat Others With Transparency: Keep important information accessible for everyone.
- Like traditional meetings, you should take notes of what’s happened in a meeting
- Eliminate Distractions
- Know About Remote Working Tools
- Communicate as Much as Possible
- Make sure time is dedicated to consciously team-building using remote communication platforms to include remote employees.
- Gather the team together in-person when budget and schedules permit.
- Empathy Is Everything: Always assume positive intent.
- Expect Structure: Establish a process, structure, and agenda around meetings and updates so everyone can follow along no matter their location
- Set specific touchpoints with your team. It’s smart to set a time each day/week for regular check-ins with your manager and/or your colleagues
- Get into the practice of over-communicating.
- Sharpen writing and speaking skills for maximum impact and clarity.
- Keep it professional. Even if you don’t have a dedicated office, try to set up a workspace and make it off limits to the rest of your household while you’re working.
- Be responsive. Get in the habit of sending a prompt reply whenever you get an email, even if it’s just to say, “Got it,” or, “I’ll get back to you by noon,
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