– *Formal Communication*
Have an inclusive meeting to decide on communication channels to use- This way, you can get the best out of your team, you would have all agreed on which is the most functional tool to use that ensures absolute flexibility and functionality at the same time convenient for all .
– *Informal Communication*
Important to have a separate casual chat channel to take a mental break from work, like we do in the office. While you are working remotely, it is ok to have casual informal breaks where people can catch up on other things to ensure the office jokes and laughs comes to live again.
Understand that others might be anxious during this time, show compassion and diffuse heated moments of conversations. The natural office environment would be brought to test here, while working in proximity can help resolve issues outright, remote working might largely impact this. You should make deliberate effort to ensure each personality is managed during this period.
– *Lead by Example*
Everyone can lead from the position they are in and set an example to inspire others. No matter who you are, ensure to lead in your space, be creative, be spontaneous, be impulsive with responsibility. Get the most out of situations and resolve challenges as they come up.
– *Bond Together*
Have a virtual lunch together once a week using Teams. Have a quick 20 minute in during the day to discuss what projects to work on. Use the best means to catch up. Make team bonding regular and exciting even while you are working remotely. Never let the fun die. Remember this is just for a while and once this is done its back to business as usual.