Organize regular conference (or video) calls to ensure your team is aligned
Connect personally to maintain a cohesive team culture where your colleagues are engaged and focused, helping them rise above being socially isolated. This could be daily, twice a week or weekly. We’re gathering the team at least once a week on an agency-wide video conference call on Amazon Chime – seeing the faces of colleagues and friends keeps us feeling connected.
Provide frequent and transparent communications with clients and across the company
Establish regular contact with clients and assess your meeting schedule in the wake of this ‘new normal’ to share frequent updates.
Establish clearly defined work from home guidelines
Outline goals for productivity while also expressing flexibility for those juggling parenting, caretaking or other challenges at home. Identify where communication should take place (our team has been using email and Microsoft Teams for ongoing colleague communication, and Amazon Chime or Zoom for conference calls) and ensure that employees have access to the tools and technology they need. Above all, offer support and empathy.
Organize digital team-building activities to keep morale high
Think creatively to boost team morale, encourage mental breaks and stimulate creativity. At Brian Communications, we have hosted a virtual happy hour, virtual lunches and crowdsourced a list of tips for working from home with our team’s favorite music playlists, free exercise apps, recipes, children’s activities and more.