Nonvirtual work cements social relationships. And for remote workers, being committed to making an effort and spending resources to make remote work feel personal and connected can replace that.
Just scheduling a video call once a week and having some pleasant small talk can be enough to build relationships that last.
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These few weekly half-hours small talk make work more enjoyable. Communication barriers are lowered and channels smoothened.
Mutual reliance, understanding, and coordination increase. Slowing down and making social time helps people be better teammates.
48% of companies are currently using freelancers. Many are seeing positive results. Remote workers are more productive and accomplish more in less time.
With a growing suite of tools, remote work life is better for both employees and employers.
In a remote team, you'll need the right tools to make sure everyone stays on the same page and can continue to execute without a physical person standing next to them.
You likely will need a tool in certain categories like group chat and video conferencing to make remote successful.
Voice and video calls can help you feel more in touch with your team and avoid the issues of asynchronous communication like time lags or misunderstandings.
However, you'll likely spend a lot of your day communicating via text as it’s a good way to interact without interrupting their work. So you need to be able to get your point across clearly and simply, show empathy and understanding, and be efficient to avoid wasted time.