Prepping your team for emergency Remote Work
At We Are Rosie, we’ve been promoting remote work since we’ve launched two years ago. This type of work meets the needs of so many talented individuals and we’re pleased to report 90% of our Rosies have worked on remote jobs. But the unexpected can happen at any time, and it’s important that companies are prepped to have a remote working plan to accommodate challenging times without losing any productivity.
On the heels of our Founder Stephanie Nadi Olson’s step-by-step guide to remote working in Campaign US, Team Rosie is offering more tips on succeeding with and in a distributed team:
- Communicate Daily – Whether it’s a morning call or video chat, it’s great to put that human-to-human connection in the day to combat isolation and to keep teams on track for daily and weekly goals.
- Establish peak work hours – Remote work means that the 9-5 structure can be flexible. So find out what works best for your team, and offer check-ins when necessary so that everyone feels empowered to do their best work on their own time.
- Sharing is caring – Encourage employees to submit final work once it’s done, to the whole team. It might be a small task, but any win is a win. Team morale can increase when everyone is rooting each other on for finishing projects without physically being together.
- Don’t Skip Joy – People tend to work a bit more while at home, so take a break for “water cooler” conversations on Slack. Our team has been going off on Love Is Blind and it’s certainly lightened the mood.
And remember, even if your office is open, be mindful of parents who might be working from home with kids during school closings. We are all in this together!