How to be a good remote manager
how to be a good remote manager
How do you manage your remote team well? And how can you be a good remote manager?
We share some of our advice, to help you become a better remote manager in additive manufacturing.
1. Communiate often
Communication and transparency is key now more than ever before. Make sure you communicate often, both on a one-to-one basis and as a collective team, and encourage your team to communicate with each other.
2. Set goals
Set up regular and realistic goals to keep your employees engaged and focused. Make sure your team shares their progress on their projects, to create a sense of achievement.
3. Maintain culture
Focus on maintaining company culture virtually – make sure you talk about something other than work as well and make sure to celebrate the wins together.
Try and do virtual team building events too. There’s an increasing amount out there: museumhack.com/virtual-team-building-for-remote-teams/
4. Show compassion
Show compassion towards your remote team and understand that people deal differently with working remotely – some people thrive with it and some people feel uncomfortable. Make sure you listen to each individual.
5. Motivate your employees
Motivate your employees. Keeping up motivation is one of the negative sides to remote working. Make sure you keep up employee morale.
E.g. by recognizing good performance, staying positive, reinforce your purpose, and be transparent.
6. Maintain work-life balance
Maintain work-life balance. Give your team flexibility to set their own schedules, and promote healthy habits. Be the role model for a good work-life balance, and do not for example message your employees late at night.
Let us help and guide you
At Alexander Daniels Global, we are specialized in recruitment for the additive manufacturing industry. If you have any questions or if there is anything you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to reach out to us – we are happy to help!
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