Communicating with Your Team during Lockdown

With so many people working from home (WFH) during lockdown, it is especially important as a team manager, to communicate with your team on a frequent and effective basis.

Your team’s capacity to collaborate and identify and solve problems is enhanced by effective communication. It also protects your team from any potential squabbles.

During these difficult times, you can utilise communication to align your team, inform them, provide support, motivate them, generate ideas, and enhance their talents, among other things.

Here are a few key tips on how to improve your team’s general communication:

  • Clear. Be straightforward. Don’t assume something is obvious or well-known.
  • Give specifics on who, what, when, where, why, and how.
  • Simple to comprehend. Make use of simple words. Examine how you may ensure that your message is received by utilising various forms of communication.
  • Accessible. Important messages should be repeated frequently. Allow team members to seek clarification or ask questions by being approachable.
  • Positive. To build rapport and create a favourable culture, keep team communications upbeat and actionable.
  • Use communication tools to your advantage. There are numerous solutions available to make team communication easier and more effective, regardless of whether your team is large or small, remote or local, or if you work in healthcare or construction.
  • Explore tools for taking notes, organising material, sending updates, and reviewing others’ work, as well as texting apps and video conferencing software.

The key takeaways

It is now more important than ever to communicate regularly with your team during lockdown.

You can utilise communication to align your team, inform them, provide support, motivate them, generate ideas, and enhance their talents, among other things.

Communication should be:

  • Clear.
  • Comprehensive.
  • Accessible.
  • Positive.

Use communication tools to your advantage. There are numerous solutions available to make team communication easier and more effective.

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