5 Tips for Leading a Remote Team

The digital age is here to stay, expanding the abilities and reach of a company far beyond what was possible when in-office. Here are some things to think about so your team can make the biggest strides.

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5 Tips for Leading a Remote Team

The digital age is here to stay, expanding the abilities and reach of a company far beyond what was possible when in-office. Here are some things to think about so your team can make the biggest strides. For in-person bonding that flows with your remote structure, you can always plan an off-site for your team at a Wander. 

#1: Take advantage of the global talent pool

When teams go remote, we can pick from a worldwide pool of talent. We no longer have to be concerned about who lives close to the office. Without physical limitations, we can hire the best of the best, no matter where they are located. 

#2: Build loyalty through happiness

The remote work data demonstrates employees who work remotely experience greater well-being, and a happy employee is a loyal employee. Employees that are satisfied with their work situations will stay at the company longer, saving time and money otherwise spent searching for replacements. 

With a remote workforce, a great loyalty-building tip is to have cool company hoodies/stickers/hats for teams to foster a sense of belonging no matter where they are. 

#3: Continue being adaptable

The pandemic came suddenly leaving many businesses to adapt to a remote work environment seemingly overnight. The teams who were the most comfortable digitally has the easiest time with the transition. Continuing to test and implement digital platforms to streamline teamwork is awesome as we continue to adapt.  

#4: Find out what makes your team tick

Love languages are the ways we give and receive love. Knowing the top one for each teammate is a game changer especially in a remote environment where we have to be extra intentional to bond. Have your team members check out this article and share the results with each other! A tip is it’s easier to ask the team to take the quiz when you share your results with them too! Here are some ideas to bond based on the results!

  1. Words of Affirmation: giving them a quick message to let them know they’re doing a good job can keep them really motivated. 

  2. Gifts: uber-eats them a cookie to make them feel really appreciated 

  3. Acts of Service: this is optimal for a work environment! The more you unblock them and help them reach their goals, the more loved they will feel! 

  4. Quality Time: quality time is where you are physically and mentally together (so for your quality time people make sure to be off your phone when getting the quality time in). This love language can be harder for remote teams, so getting a coffee with them or planning a team off-site can help retain this talent! 

#5: Remember you can still see each other

Having a remote workforce doesn’t mean we can never see each other again. Getting a team together for dinner can be amazing, or booking an exciting off-site smart-home with ocean views equipped for remote work like Wander is great for positive morale ;) 

Good Luck!

Good luck to you and your team growing in this digital age!

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