1. CREATE COMMON REFERENCE POINTS
2. ENCOURAGE AND COMMUNICATE ROUTINES
3. USE VIDEO CALLS, GIFS, EVEN EMOJIS, TO CONNECT
4. ENCOURAGE ‘SANITY CALLS’
5. ACCEPT A PRODUCTIVITY RAMP TIME
Fifth, understand that teams will need time to get used to working remotely; they must “build muscle” before they can become truly effective. Productivity may drop in the first few weeks as adjustments are made so ask how they are adjusting.
Each team member will take time to get used to the new way of working and develop a natural rhythm. They may need to ensure their home Wi-Fi bandwidths are enough and set clear boundaries with other family members at home also working remotely.
The best leaders we spoke to planned for this, and in some cases, chose to bite the bullet earlier to get a head start before the circuit breakers were rolled out.
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