How to Keep Remote Employees Engaged

A recent survey revealed that 70% of professionals telecommute at least one day a week whether to a traditional office or meeting room rental. Having a remote workforce offers many benefits, but it’s not without drawbacks, one of which is less in-person interaction. This can result in remote employees feeling less engaged in their work. Fortunately, there are ways to combat this feeling. Here are some tips to help you get started: Reach Out RegularlyWhether you have something work-related to discuss or simply want to chat about non-work stuff, you should reach out to your remote employees regularly. This will keep them from feeling isolated, fostering regular and open communication, which supports collaborative work.Create Bonding OpportunitiesDepending on the size of your team, you can come up with bonding opportunities to let remote employees feel they are connected to the rest of the group even though they don’t see each other physically every day in a conference room rental. For example, you can schedule an annual trip to bring everyone together. Provide the Right ToolsRemote employees rely on a myriad of tools to communicate with coworkers and get the job done. While you may already have technology solutions in place, don’t hesitate to assess them on the regular to see if anything can be improved. Making it easy for your remote employees to get their tasks done will not only boost productivity and provide you with the results you’re looking for but will also help in building rapport between you and them, showing you care enough to invest in what they need to succeed.4Corners Business Centers is the expert to trust for all your business center needs. To learn more about what we can do for you, simply give us a call at (718) 280-5170 or fill out our contact form. Talk to us today! We serve Scarsdale and the surrounding communities.