8. Utilize a Strong Internal Communication Platform
While email is effective for most business functions, it is an inadequate tool for internal communication in a remote work environment. Having a tool that allows employees to share stories, pictures, videos, documents, etc. in one place makes all the difference when it comes to engagement within remote teams. Employee engagement surveys can also be a great way to constantly improve your organization’s communication. These surveys allow employees to communicate their needs to management while remaining anonymous.
Utilizing an intranet portal that allows managers and employees to communicate and share information in real time helps remote teams feel as though they are all together everyday. Communication is key, especially in times of crisis, and having a social and collaborative environment where teammates can share experiences and knowledge takes communication to a whole new level and further drives remote employee motivation.
Many companies already utilize these strategies to generate employee engagement, but it is vital that we keep them at the forefront of our business plan while we navigate these bumpy waters and work remotely. Keep in mind that employee motivation can not be forced and doesn’t happen overnight. However, if you continually utilize these engagement strategies and remain true to your company’s vision and mission, you will likely drive remote employee motivation during times of crisis.