Every team adapts to remote work differently. As a manager, it’s your job to adapt to keep your team from becoming disjointed and isolated.
Here are our favorite ways to better manage remote sales reps so you can reconnect your team:
#1 Make time for informal, spontaneous check-ins.
While formal, scheduled check-ins are essential, these casual interactions can create authentic team bonds and help sales reps feel seen and heard even when they are working remotely.
#2 Prioritize in-person interaction whenever possible.
Remote salespeople may be unable to come into your office every week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t gather your team every quarter for a conference, retreat, or local meet-up. Make face-to-face meetings happen and watch your community grow.
#3 Study emotional language cues.
Body language is nearly non-existent in an online workspace, so paying attention to sales reps’ verbal tone and written words is crucial. Emotional cues show how a sales rep feels about their work and wellness. They also signal a need for extra support.
#4 Consistently uplift your team members.
When your sales reps regularly hear their own success and that of their colleagues celebrated, overall team motivation improves.
#5 Give your reps autonomy.
Catch yourself when you’re micromanaging, and take a step back. Trust the work will get done, and your leadership will empower your reps.
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