Remote working has its benefits, but it certainly has its challenges too. The thought of working from the comfort of your home, dressed in your comfiest clothes with coffee on tap sounds like living the dream. Many people find that the reality isn't quite the same. If you are asked to work remotely for a period of time, you will need to change up your usual office-based working style. Figuring out how to overcome remote working obstacles can be the difference between making a success of home working, or not.
Although you may be based in varying locations, you and your team still need to communicate effectively. There are many ways you can do this. Figuring out which one suits your team's communication needs early on will make a big difference in your collective output. There are various online communication tools available. If your team uses one in the office already, see if it can be used in the same way remotely. Book in a daily or weekly meeting with your team so you can all catch up and stay on track. Encourage people to reach out to each other virtually, so they don't feel like they're dealing with problems alone. Regular video conferencing adds a personal touch almost as good as a face-to-face meeting.
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