Remote workers have become increasingly commonplace in organizations today. More staff are based in satellite offices or work from home offices, either by personal choice, business decision or customer requirement.
This trend affects all business functions, from customer service and sales to tech support. Virtual teams have developed as technology has opened the doors. But this opportunity brings with it challenges for organizations.
The biggest challenge for distributed or remote teams is poor communication. (Source: ProjectManagement.com)
Engagement is more important – but more difficult. Managers have reduced oversight of team productivity. For staff, geographic isolation can lead to workplace disconnection. When it comes to managing a virtual team, communication must be mighty to be successful.
SnapComms makes managing virtual teams simpler, with inventive new communication solutions. Vibrant alerts which are unmissable. Dynamic updates which inform. Visual channels which motivate and inspire. Interactive tools which interest and engage.
Record staff meetings, messages from the CEO and presentations, and send these via video alerts to remote workers.
Display an eye-catching lock screen message to promote the organization’s mission, progress towards objectives or latest employee benefits.
Use staff quizzes to reinforce training messages and provide an interactive way for a virtual team to be involved in staff training.
Distribute an internal newsletter dedicated to remote workers, summarizing important company updates and remote team building activities.
Involve remote workers in company changes or the working environment by capturing their opinions in staff surveys.
Improve the effectiveness of your remote team communication with extra features built in to the SnapComms platform.