Although we are practicing social distancing, it’s essential to maintain communication with your team during a sensitive time like this. Employee engagement is key and companies need to help their people stay connected. Below are some ideas on how to continue internal communication and create stability.
Set up weekly check-ins or meetings. Structure and routine are imperative during a time like this. There’s an abundance of tools that allow your team to keep in touch while working at home. Here are some platforms to help get you started:
- Zoom: Zoom is great for sales meetings, training and for maintaining a connection while everyone is out of the office.
- Slack: Slack facilitates communication with everyone on the team. It helps employees collaborate remotely and encourages the sharing of documents, images, or any other assets.
- Ring Central: Ring Central is an effective and secure platform that allows team members to message, share tasks, video conference, and engage with one another.
- Google Hangouts and Google Docs: Shift your weekly training meeting format to online via Google Hangout. Share ideas and insights on how to stay strong and hopeful during this unique situation.
Another way to stay in touch would be to create a weekly newsletter for your office or company providing area updates, company policy changes and any other decisions that impact how your staff conducts business. Include links for everyday resource needs like the link to your sign company or online education classes.
If you’re a part of the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate network, inform your affiliated agents of Greenhouse resources they can be utilizing while social distancing. They can take advantage of this time and use Be Better® University to refine their skills, master BHGRE products, and learn how to use social media. Your agents can remain ahead of the curve in this ever-evolving industry.