A key factor to the success of any business is communication. Without communication, not much would get done.
This is just as important while working from home than it is whilst office based. It is vital that you maintain regular contact with your team. Some of the ways this could be implemented are:
- Daily calls to check in – make sure your colleague is coping at home and don’t have more on than they can handle.
- Emails – an email a day just to let someone know that you are thinking of them or letting them know that you are there for support can go a long way.
- Team meetings – make sure these are scheduled in. Let the team see each other’s faces on screen and keep everyone informed on what is happening within the business. Have there been any changes, any new faces to meet, any news from your employees that they wish to share?
While working from home is the new normal, you may find that you miss socialising with your work colleagues more than you thought you would. Now more than ever, we need to work harder to maintain these relationships.
Here at HR Services Scotland, we have enjoyed taking part in a few of the team activities below over Zoom – we hope these help you and your team too.
- Zoom Quizzes
- Virtual Escape Rooms
- Virtual Coffee Breaks
Let us know if you use any of these ideas or have any fun suggestions for our team to try!
If you have any HR or Health & Safety issues you’d like to discuss, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team on 0800 652 2610.