Remote working is becoming increasingly commonplace. This is possible thanks to advances in communication technology and team collaboration software such as Qwil.
To maintain productivity and performance it is essential to ensure that regular, real-time communication between remote teams is seamless and simple.
Here are some tips and suggestions to consider when using Qwil with your remote team:
Communicate with teammates
No matter the size of your organisation, communication is the key to collaboration. Whether it is in large group chats or through one-one on conversations, be sure to keep the communication going. Remote working can be difficult and be isolating for certain people. Build processes to ensure that your team members keep in touch with their co-workers and supervisors in order to maintain morale and develop a sense of teamwork.
Nurture the culture of your remote team by using a “General” chat
Create a "General" chat where all your team can participate, send, and read messages. This should be an open space for messages, files and people that helps keep everyone informed. But don't forget to also keep it casual. A general chat is a good way for your teammates to get to know one other, and share things like articles, social announcements, or even weekend plans.
Even in all its casualness, you may find that it becomes an essential place to discuss big issues and get input from across the team.
Encourage conversations between employees and management
Create a "Questions and feedback" chat that works as an open line of communication between leadership teams and employees. This can help empower employees to ask questions and start discussions, as well as for leaders to give insight into decision making and keep remote staff up to date on current company developments.