Fostering team communication is key as well. Whether it is a group video call using a technology like zoom where people stream and can see each other, or whether it is a traditional phone call fostering the spirit of camaraderie while boosting communication is key.
Several remote team communication considerations are:
What are our formal communication touch points?
What venues do we have to get to know each other to share information? Share successes?
What preferences does each team member have?
What can we do to facilitate sharing among the team members
Pointers to remember with non-face to face communication
Email is not always the most effective media. We lose any sense of tone – if trust is low this may further inflame situation is especially if the topic can be misread.Consider what media is best for delivery.
Consider the optimal amount and channel for each person
Make communication regular, and be specific with what needs action, as well as any reply or response period
Build in face-to-face or screen eyeball to eyeball opportunities.
Enjoy your weekend,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Potentials Realized: Coaching | Teamwork | Leadership
Supporting Team Leaders to do their best work, one conversation at a time
Author of From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
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