You can motivate team members and keep them productive by connecting: by sharing with each other how things are going, agreeing who is taking on which tasks, checking that’s working out. As the person in charge you can give direction and feedback. Team members feel heard, seen and supported. This is what team members need even when working from a distance. Working out of office is difficult for some, others find that it helps them to be more productive, to apply other competencies, to enjoy another 'self chosen' workplace. It is your job as a team leader, manager, project manager to know how your team is doing and where necessary or desirable, to take action tailored to this new situation. Do you want to do this in a structured way? Both innovative in terms of approach and broader than just the dimension of 'wellbeing' or ‘diagnosing a work overload”? The Virtual Workability Check takes you step-by-step into having a motivating dialogue with teammembers, taking action together and collecting information that is relevant here and now and also valuable and useful for the future. You can do this yourself as a leader, delegate within your organization or put it in the hands of Beanmachine. Perhaps this is the perfect moment to replace this too slow, too anonymous, too archaic engagement survey with a more permanent finger on the pulse, which stimulates two-way traffic and generates an equally valuable data track.
As a manager, business manager, team or project leader...you need, here and now, to:
Start-up: You will receive a clear step-by-step plan and planner
Step 1. With a number of informal questions you have a short conversation with your team members and you explain your plan.
Step 2. You then give them a survey focusing on work ability in these circumstances:
Step 3. You discuss the results of the survey with each employee during a video call. Presumably there are common experiences/results among the team members. Sharing these during an online team meeting creates a bond
Step 4. Together you come up with solutions for what is happening. You make an overview of what is urgent and important, formulate short-term objectives and distribute tasks using a digital canvas.
Step 5. You follow up, discuss, motivate, ... based on the previous conversation.
|Online Crash course||Understanding in order to apply||90'|