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Tips for Managers 101: How to keep your remote employees engaged similarly to in-office employees

Updated: Mar 11, 2022

Tips for managers: How to keep your remote employees engaged similarly to in-office employees

Remote employees have been experiencing a disconnect between their managers and colleagues' employees since the start of the pandemic. As a result of this disconnect, they have ultimately become disengaged.

Times are changing and a future for complete remote workspaces is not entirely unimaginable.

If you are a manager noticing that your employees are often disengaged while working from home, here are some tips to help out with that.

  1. Create a chat tool: Managers should do so with both in-office and remote employees to make sure all employees are up to date with what goes on inside the office. This will promote conversations amongst employees and create efficient communication between those in and out of the office

  2. Allow flexibility: Remote employees who have other commitments, such as children or pets, may require some flexibility in order to stay engaged and avoid burnout.

  3. Offer meaningful work: By being away from the office, remote employees may feel as though they are not excelling in their careers as there are no managers present to observe their work. Delegating new roles to out-of-office employees will help them be engaged by knowing their work matters in the workplace.

Harvard Business Review provides a diagram that demonstrates to managers the characteristics of engaged versus disengaged employees.

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