Remote working is the new normal and when employees work remotely it’s more important than ever to provide them with effective feedback. Sometimes remote employees feel underappreciated and overlooked which damages their motivation to work hard. Many remote workers who are good performers either become disengaged or look for alternate opportunities because they do not get enough visibility. Also, the feeling of “out of sight, out of mind” among the remote employees leads to isolation and loneliness. To keep the virtual teams productive, as a manager, it’s important to stay connected with every team member, understand their needs and guide them the right way to help them align with the organizational goals. However, interactions are limited when teams work remotely and it’s often challenging for managers to provide effective feedback which clarifies expectations, builds confidence and encourages employees to perform better by learning from their mistakes.
Remote work is the new normal and so are virtual meetings. However, brainstorming, collaborating and sharing ideas over virtual meetings may sometimes seem a little difficult and many people think these aren’t as productive as meeting together in the same physical space. Virtual meetings bring people together through a digital network or internet for achieving a common objective. Surely, there are certain barriers like technological challenges, distractions, disjointed meeting flows and low engagement. However, the good news is that if well organized, a virtual meeting can be just as effective as face to face meetings.