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Actionable Tips to Overcome Communication Barriers for Remote Employees

By HR Tech Outlook | Friday, September 11, 2020

Establishing proper communication is crucial to maintain a healthy workflow among employees. There are multiple communication tools available in the market that can keep everyone engaged as well as help communicate effectively in the working hours and overcome any miscommunication that can occur

Fremont, CA: Remote working is no longer a new phenomenon. The coronavirus pandemic has brought a massive cultural shift among workers. Businesses were compelled to adopt the emote working culture to thrive in this time of global crisis. Before the pandemic happened, the majority of the companies did not have work from home option. With this sudden shift to the remote working arrangement, employees are facing a lot of challenges to settle with the new normal. Many companies are struggling to maintain transparent communication among remote employees.

Let us look at few steps to overcome communication barriers for remote employees:

Common Communication Tools Help

Top 10 Employee Communication Solution Companies - 2019Establishing proper communication is crucial to maintain a healthy workflow among employees. There are multiple communication tools available in the market that can keep everyone engaged and help communicate effectively in the working hours as well as overcome any miscommunication that can occur. Zoom and Slack are such apps to boost communication.

Video Conferencing

Nothing can beat the face to face communication. It helps solve important issues, reduces the chance of misunderstanding, boosts productivity and overall collaboration. With the remote working arrangement, face to face communication is compromised. Audio calls and chats can not provide the same satisfaction. However, video conferencing tools can meet this requirement to some extent. Therefore, companies can provide teams with video conferencing tools with which they can do meetings.

Feedback is Important

Remote employees often feel demotivated because of not being able to get first-hand feedback from their supervisors for the efforts they are putting in work. Feedback is indeed a great motivator. Both positive and constructive feedback help employees work on themselves and be motivated. In order to keep the feedback loop active, businesses can use a recognition platform.

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