The concept of digitization has revolutionized the trends in the business industry.
These days, most companies are allowing their teams to work remotely while ensuring that they are equipped with all essential tech tools to work effectively.
But this is just the necessary process; the real challenge comes when you have to motivate your teams to work remotely.
If we look at the present scenario, employees are locked in their houses due to Covid-19. In this crisis, project teams are finding it hard to get their work done ahead of the deadlines. Although team members are connected to video calls, they are involved in the conversations; but are they working with the desired productivity level?
We at Global Investment Strategies recently surveyed around 20000 office employees worldwide to analyze how they feel while working from home. And the results were surprising. Our findings say that people feel less motivated to work while staying at home than in the office.
Analysis reveals that some negative emotions reduce the overall work performance of the employees at home. And without any doubt, such sentiments have spiked hard during this pandemic. The economic pressure and emotional imbalance make people feel worried about so many things, including their family’s health, sending bill payments, and losing their jobs. Other than this, the rising cases of patients due to coronavirus has increased the fear among people.
In this scenario, businesses need to find some reliable ways to motivate their employees to work from home.
What can business leaders do to motivate their remote teams?
Leaders need to understand that work from home opportunities is an excellent choice for employees during this pandemic. But posing too many restrictions and guidelines on them may make them feel distressed. Instead of demotivating your teams by putting lots of work pressure, try to be tactical with rules, procedures, and processes.
Prefer to keep your teams engaged even when they are staying far away. The most valuable way to motivate them is to allow them to solve problems in their way. Although it may not seem that reliable, a proactive approach can promise fruitful returns in the long run.
Let your remote employees prioritize their tasks and give them time to organize things. At the same time, make sure that every person feels equally crucial at your business platform, and they feel their responsibility to achieve the common goals.
We cannot say that the same schedule may work for all the remote employees; forcing them to stick to the video platform right from 9 to 5 may not help. Allow them to work at their own time while setting up new schedules to achieve progress.
You can plan to experiment with some new ideas and approaches to increase employee motivation. The prime target must be to focus on adaptive performance, instead of forcing things on their mind.