Remote Working Tip #5

Connect with Quality Questions

Having meaningful conversations with your people is an imperative; and there is no doubt that tech takes away some of the natural ‘flow’ of conversations. Being prepared can help to maintain the conversational flow. Certainly talking about tasks and activities is important, however there are a range of other topics that you can ask questions about to not only help them but also to help you. You could:

• Ask about their well-being and what new habits they have put in place to look after both mental and physical well-being
• Ask them if they miss the office or miss their team mates
• Seek feedback on your support and communication as a leader; is it working for them?
• Discuss what your people are learning (about themselves, about using new tech, about communication)

The image above has some quality questions you could ask to get the ball rolling.

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