The 5-minute rule
If you are leaving your computer for a reason inform your team first. So that if it’s an emergency your team members are ready to take any necessary actions regarding your work while you are out. If you leave without informing, the team members think that you are online and working on the problem. This might create a huge problem for customers as well as employees. Yes, your wellbeing and health are also important, but employees must remember that they must take care of their customers as well. If employees want more than 5 minutes to deal with whatever they are having in their mind, make sure you inform your team members through WhatsApp, Viber, Hangouts or any other official communication platform before leaving.
Move away from serious talks for a while
Do not talk about work-related matters every moment. Then the employees feel lazy and they tend to do their work rather than listening to meetings. Gather up with your employees and try to spread some good vibes among your team members. When your employees are out of the office, they will miss their connections with team members. Give some leisure time to maintain that connection for your team members. As a manager, you can come up with creative ideas to gather team members and break the ice. You can ask to send pictures of their pets, garden or any interesting things can be used to start a good interesting chat.
Start Face to Face conversations
Video conferencing is an interesting way to build a personal relationship among virtual employees. Managers can incorporate video into normal meetings as well as formal meetings. Using this method managers can easily understand how the employee feel because they can directly see employees’ facial expressions. If your employee’s mood is not good enough then you can take some necessary actions to keep him/her happy. The cost of doing videos conferencing is small compared to having an employee who is not engaged with the team members or the company. So, as managers, you need to think about different creative ways to keep your remote employees more engaged.
By adopting these activities employees can release their stress as well as they can focus on their daily routine. It’s important to think about employees as well as the organisation’s customers since both stakeholders are vital for your business growth and sustainability.