How to keep remote workers engaged, motivated and inspired

Be human, facilitate frequent check-ins, and find meaningful ways to celebrate wins.

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When it comes to going the extra mile to boost engagement and foster connectedness, many businesses fall short.

This is understandable especially now, in the throes of a pandemic, as most are just struggling to stay afloat. However, it’s a crucial time to prioritize employee connection, satisfaction and engagement. Try these tactics to maintain closeness while everyone works at a distance.

Be human. This is the time to demonstrate humanity and empathy. When employees are worried about the health of their families, their supply of groceries, and keeping up with the latest COVID-19 news, work deliverables may be the last thing on their minds. Lead by example so your employees can divide their time between family needs and work priorities without feeling guilty. Company leaders should communicate to their teams when they go offline for an hour to play with their kids or adjust their working window to grab groceries. By providing greater transparency about the realities of remote work, you can empower employees at all levels to follow suit.

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