Promoting project agility is both about helping your team quickly adapt to changes and about supporting and encouraging them to discover new and better ways to do things. Here are 7 remote team management tips to help you promote agility while working from home (WFH).
We have to time and time emphasise on the importance of communicating, or some times, even over-communicating! While working remotely, your key focus should be on facilitating communication between your team and other stakeholders. This include having to remove roadblocks to progress. Remote workers are more likely to feel isolated and overlooked as compared to working in the office. Therefore, it is vital that you check in on your team regularly and ensure they have all the support and tools required for success.
Encourage Asynchronous Communication.
On the topic of communication, we understand that it can be hard to maintain a work-life balance now. Especially when we’re all working from home. However, you should always remind your team or employees that nothing should require an immediate response. Additionally, encourage them to get off work if they have completed their tasks. Help them “check out” after working hours so that they can recharge to be more productive the next day.
Capitalise on Tools, Processes & Practices
Today, we will need to harness the power of technology, and modify our processes to improve visibility in our workplace. This is so that your team can continuously collaborate and communicate even when they’re remote. Be sure to evaluate and choose the best project management solution for your remote team. Look for softwares that provides an in-app messaging and task dependencies. It is these tools that will help keep remote teams on the same page no matter where in the world they’re working from!
An agile team management requires a willingness to look back, evaluate past work, adapt and change. Therefore, at the end of every project, sprint or phase, it’s important you hold an After-Action-Review (AAR) with your team to review what worked well, what didn’t, and how you can make things even better going forward. Read on more about Why You Should Not Skimp On AAR and a simple guide on Questions You Should Ask For Every AAR.