4 Best Strategies to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged

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When you are running a business or even just managing a team, one of the most valuable things to help you achieve success is a valuable and engaged group of people. However, it isn’t always easy to get your team motivated and keep up employee performance.

Team motivation is always down to their immediate manager or supervisor. So with this in mind, we have put together the best ways that managers can ensure that their team is fully motivated.

Be Polite

A little manners can go a long way. Especially when it comes to dealing with your employees. Saying please, thank you and simple hellos to every member of the team will make sure that they feel appreciated and valued. This in turn will keep them wanting to do their best for you, and for the business.

Empower Individuals

Goal setting is personal to us all, and is something that will motivate us all to reach a vision. For a business, it you can empower your staff to set their own goals and manage them to drive the team as whole towards a shared goal. Make sure that you give your staff the tools that they need to be able to reach these goals and you will have happy, engaged and empowered individuals all working together.

Make Your Team Accountable

People are much more likely to be dedicated to doing something if they know that they are accountable for it. Not only can you let the team know what their end goal is, but ask them to also plan out their own objectives. This may seem like a simple thing to do, but it is a great way to keep staff engaged.

Keep Up Communication

Communication is a huge buzz word in business, and with good reason. Communication is vital for any business to succeed and is integral to working relationships. Encourage communication with your staff, not only what you expect from them, but what they expect from you. That way you can work together to meet goals and reach the companies vision.

Provide Some Great Benefits

Benefits are a key factor in customer retention and motivation. Best of all, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. One of the most popular perks that are currently offered by companies around the world is remote working. Remote working is a great way to encourage a work life balance, and give your staff the chance to balance their work commitments with those that relate to their family.

Giving them this option is sure to make for happy (and not to mention motivated) staff.

These are just some of the ways that you can make sure that your employees come to work with a view to achieving everything that they can for you. Whether you work in an office all together, or you have remote staff. Motivation is a sure fire way to drive your company towards success.

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Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista is the co-founder of Steer, a Performance Management System that helps Managers build High-Performance remote teams. When he’s not building the service and talking to Managers, you will find him chilling out in Barcelona.

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  1. Very well laid out.
    Alongside I wish to also add:
    Periodic reviews where common goals are shared, reviewed and updated on performance.
    Reviews on growth and learning.

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