By Christy Schutz
As a corporate gal myself, my posts for The Work at Home Woman are usually focused on maximizing the opportunities presented to us as “remote” or “virtual” employees. As I have said before, there are a lot of obvious things to be grateful for (e.g. being home when my kids get home from school, having greater flexibility with work and life issues, no commute, working in my “street clothes” vs. pumps and suits, etc.).
But there are some significant challenges that come with being a home-based worker, too. We have to work a little bit harder to promote our accomplishments to our bosses and we can often miss out on the synergies that we’d experience by being face-to-face in a more traditional office setting.
Keeping remote employees engaged can be really tricky, too. After all, that motivational speech or team challenge really seems to lose its luster via email or conference call. How do we keep everyone excited and connected to the team when we are physically isolated from one another? Check out the following tips for some possible answers!
1.) Adopt An Instant Messaging Tool
One of the things that really help us stay connected in a traditional office setting is the way we can instantly access one another. (more…)
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