Pandemic or Not, You Need to Keep Putting Your People First

"Keeping a remote workforce engaged means putting people first and trying new things to keep everyone involved and invested. Leaders must work to keep their teams engaged, whether continuing to work remotely or returning to the office post-pandemic. Try these three strategies for team relationship upkeep.

In this remote-controlled world we live in, Zoom fatigue has become a real phenomenon. We’re tired of staring at our screens, and we long for face-to-face interaction. Once upon a time, upper management and C-suite leaders could roam the office floor and strike up impromptu conversations and brainstorming sessions. Nowadays, those meetings are scheduled for a specific time and come with a hyperlink. Wonderful acts of randomness have given way to the dull drone of routine.

You can hold your employees captive during those time-limited video calls and meetings, but you have precious little influence once the camera clicks off. As such, companies need to avoid becoming complacent when it comes to interacting and engaging with employees.

It’s easy to let up as we charge into this second year of COVID-19, but now is not the time to get lulled into lethargy, especially in how you communicate with your team. Good chemistry, particularly in remote-working conditions, is the result of trust and camaraderie. Those characteristics don’t happen by accident; rather, strong policies that facilitate open dialogue and full transparency — from the newest team members all the way to the top of the C-suite — provide that supportive scaffolding.

3 Strategies for Putting Your People First

In short, you must work to keep your team engaged whether you’re continuing to work remotely or returning to the office post-pandemic. Resist the urge to relax when it comes to relationship upkeep and try out these three strategies:"

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