Remote Working Tip #7

Foster Trust

Working remotely actually presents an opportunity to strengthen relationships and trust within your team. If remote working is new for them, you will need to provide the support and resources for preferred styles of working:
• Avoid micromanagement, agree upfront on frequency of contact and be very clear about what you as the leader need to know vs want to know – provide as much clarity as possible
• Determine how often the employee would like to check in and discuss progress (this will evolve, but until the remote work feels natural, make yourself as available as possible in the first few weeks)
• Confirm preferred discussion mode, email vs. phone