Since the pandemic, the workplace has migrated to our own homes, and many companies began to struggle with the low level of work engagement displayed virtually. So how do you achieve and improve employee engagement during remote work?

Achieving or improving employee engagement is not an easy or short task, but it is a crucial factor that should be measured every year, and thus, actions should be taken to improve it. 

Virtual employee engagement for greater commitment

These ideas of virtual participation allow companies to generate a space for exchange and conversation to listen to their employees and demonstrate interest, leading to an increase in their work commitment.

But, why is it important to generate these spaces?

If we do not create these physical and mental health spaces, employees will feel disconnected from their coworkers since they will feel more lonely, worried about suspicions of dismissal.

Tips for engaging remote employees

  • Recognize and reward employee contributions

Remote workers tend to put in more hours than their in-office counterparts but often don’t feel part of the team. Therefore, an excellent idea is to make employee recognition a priority.
Keep in mind that this act is one of the main drivers of employee engagement and helps them feel connected, appreciated, and valued

  • Give your employees the tools to succeed

Making sure your employees feel confident and empowered to do their best work no matter where they are is key to improving engagement and performance.

Whether a new or long-time employee, ensure your remote team has the tools and training to get the job done.

  • Provide breaks 

With remote work, employees have felt a lot of pressure. Granting frequent breaks can help keep them from being stressed, nervous, on time, and tasked, and not considering quitting. 

By allowing breaks, employees prize the initiative and consider your company as one of the most valued. Hence commitment and job satisfaction will increase.

  • Create spaces for feedback 

Leaving the tasks in the background for a moment, you must create spaces to talk to your employees. If they feel listened to, they will get motivation and more outstanding commitment to the company.

  • Create spaces for task control and follow-up 

One of the factors that demotivate and reduce the work commitment of employees is the feeling that the task they are performing is effective or not. Therefore, creating a space to follow up on how they are doing, the results obtained, solve their doubts, and discuss them out will improve work commitment levels.

It’s clear that remote work will only continue to grow in the coming years, which means understanding how to manage and engage your remote employees is more important than ever. 

Beyond the pandemic, the home office is here to stay, to a greater or lesser extent, according to the needs of each organization. Within this context, we can work with you as a team to give work engagement the space it deserves in your internal communication strategy.

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