Hybrid teams are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace today. Commonly, a hybrid team consists of a group of employees who work between an office space and their own home. Often, employers offer the option to work between two locations as it appeals to employees, offering them flexibilty. With limited face-to-face interaction, leading a hybrid team can be challenging. Today we are sharing the best methods to successfully lead a hybrid team and enable the team to deliver high performance.
Set concise goals
Leaders are responsible for promoting the goals and objectives of the organisation. This includes the required deliverables or requirements that need to be completed by each member of the hybrid team. Leaders must be very specific and clear about tasks that need to be completed, ensuring they can measure how effective the team at delivering high performance by achieving goals and objectives for the organisation.
Delegate tasks to team members
It is crucial that tasks are delegated properly amongst individuals and teams to achieve maximum efficiency. Each individual should be aware of what tasks they have been assigned for a given project. Leaders can delegate tasks by splitting larger projects down into smaller tasks and creating a flexible schedule which is also achievable within a realistic timeframe.
Utilise multiple communication channels
In the virtual environment where communication is very important in the completion of tasks, organisations should make use of multiple communication platforms. For example, email should be used for all official communications in discussing project requirements and deadlines. Microsoft Teams or another online collaboration tool can also use a live chat system to discuss items in real-time if there’s something urgent that needs to be attended to. By doing so, employees know what tasks need to be completed and when they need to be completed by.
Set meetings on a regular basis
By setting meetings regularly, teams are aware of the activities of the team and greater organisation. Some teams may opt for daily meetings to check-in with each other and outline what tasks need to be completed that day, as well as weekly meetings which sets the tone for goals to be achieved for the given week.
Make use of project management tools
To ensure that tasks are completed efficiently and effectively, teams should consider using project management tools. Project management tools such as Trello or Asana, enable teams to track progress of certain items that are currently being worked on as well as tasks that have recently been completed. Having this system in place will make it much clearer for virtual teams to see what’s on the agenda.
Which method do you need to implement to ensure your team is working efficiently and delivering high performance for the organisation?