Forbes: 10 Ways To Make Everyone On Your Remote Team Feel Connected

Forbes: 10 Ways To Make Everyone On Your Remote Team Feel Connected

10 Ways To Make Everyone On Your Remote Team Feel Connected

Telecommuting continues to be on the rise as more companies realize its various benefits, such as greater productivity, better retention, and lower real estate and overhead costs.

However, one aspect of remote work seems to worry some, and that’s the interpersonal factor, or, rather, how a lack of face-to-face interactions might affect work. As the traditional work environments that we know begin to shift, companies are adapting as well. If you’re concerned about how your remote team might stay connected, members of Forbes Coaches Council offer their advice below.

 

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Establish Daily Check-Ins

Daily communication and connections can happen through a knowledge commons such as Slack. Set a routine for a daily or weekly team video chat that allows for business overview and a designated time for sharing team wins. Always find a time to incorporate informal conversation so the team members are connecting on a personal level. Their collaboration will be far richer with this strategy.   –  Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

Forbes: How To Train Leaders To Think More Strategically About The Future

Forbes: How To Train Leaders To Think More Strategically About The Future

How To Train Leaders To Think More Strategically About The Future

Successful leaders must work more than a step ahead these days. While adopting a multi-perspective approach to strategy that sees in all directions and anticipates the future doesn’t come naturally to many, it is something that can be developed.

We asked 11 coaches of Forbes Coaches Council how leaders might be able to expand their thinking when it comes to strategy. Here’s what they said.

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Teach Them How To Cast A Vision

Not everyone is a big-picture thinker, but they can be taught how to see and establish a future vision. Let them know why it is important to visualize and forecast a desired future. Once they understand the why, teach them how to apply strategy mapping and planning to establish the roadmap for execution. We have to show them how to rethink and use their existing skills.  –  Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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