By Nadia Harris
One of the most common questions about remote work is how to keep a remote team motivated. Many leaders keep sharing concerns about the morale and behavior of their team members. This is also a hot topic on a global scale, resulting in endless discussions in social media. Many ideas are being shared such as playing Bingo or watching movies together that results in sitting in front of a computer screen for many hours. There are also ideas such as sharing small gifts with all team members. And well, as much as such initiatives seem quite pleasant and they express some appreciation – they don’t have much in common with engagement. Additionally, organizations are now discussing how to incentivize employees within physical office spaces if they eventually consider a hybrid working setup. All such ideas will surely impact the employee experience in general, but they definitely won’t directly contribute to long-term motivation and engagement. This is why the aspect of motivating and engaging remote team members must be discussed from a scalable perspective that will impact all team members equally.