Remote Staff Community Engagement
To obtain information about creating an engaging community for remote staff, frequency, method, tools and application used for communication, online community events or one-on-one engagements they participate in, and examples of successful community-building events for remote staff. This will be used to apply to fully remote teams and community.
Creating an Engaging Community
- It's important to ensure that remote workers are engaged with their company because they are susceptible to quitting their jobs in the first year.
- In addition to this, an UpWork report predicted that at least 73% of "teams will have remote workers" by 2028 and 75% of those who already work remotely intend to continue doing so.
- To create an engaging community, it would be ideal for the company to use an individualized approach and build personalized relationships with workers, always keep employees in the loop and communicate with them regularly in emails, videos or video conferences, assign remote training and show recognition of their success publicly. Making personal connections with employees is also a good way to make them feel connected and important.
- According to the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Windham-Bradstock, another way to keep the community engaged is to have at least one monthly in-office workday and one-on-one face-time with employees.
- Companies may practice having scheduled engagements (e.g. a video conference at a specific time of the week or month), and use interactive platforms such as Workplace by Facebook.
- In addition to Slack and Zoom, other softwares that can be used to communicate with remote workers include Google Shared Drive when there is a need to share documents with them and Jabber for when it's necessary to make phone calls to them.
Online Community Events
- Companies have used virtual events for as part of their team building exercises to keep workers engaged and these include online office games, remote storytelling workshops, online team building bingo, and using social engagement platforms such as Petri.
- Our initial research briefly touched on how companies are creating an engaging community for remote staff, frequency, method, tools, and application used for communication, online community events or one-on-one engagements they participate in, and examples of successful community-building events for remote staff.
Proposed next steps:
You need to be the project owner to select a next step.