Use this as an opportunity to connect! Ask engaging questions like “How is your day so far?”, “Any interesting things you’ve been thinking about?”, or “Anything that makes you excited for the weekend?” This will give them a chance to open up and is a great start to building a good working relationship, especially with a new team member.
3. Find A Suitable Workspace
Encourage each member to have a dedicated workstation. A decent workspace should be away from any distractions. For best results and focus, avoid setting up in your living area, kitchen, and even in the bedroom where distractions can be easily caused.
Everything they need to have in order to work without interruptions should be set up and ready such as back-up systems, noise-cancelling headset, backup internet, etc. Test all the tools required to get the work accomplished in a timely manner.
4. Attend An All-Hands Meeting
Keep yourself and your team updated by joining in company-wide meetings. This is when the details are shared with all employees, it may be about the company status, plans, strategies, issues, or upcoming events.
This is also an opportunity to ask for direct answers from the organization regarding employees’ questions or concerns.
5. Team Engagement
Working remotely should never be boring. Be creative! Come up with some icebreakers, category questions, or “Guess Who?” game! The main goal here is to have more human interactions in a virtual world.