What are some tips and tricks to keep a remote workforce engaged?

Culture - Frequent short and productive group video meetings.

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Frequent short and productive group video meetings.

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Multimedia presentations that are directed at the specific workforce. Also, keeping meetings informal and more round-table like, versus 1 presenter and many listeners. 

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our biggest challenge with remote workforce has has always been ensuring that they feel valued and part of the team. Especially when you have a strong headquarters group, employees working from home or from teams overseas can feel like a second thought. we have worked hard to ensure that we are recognizing and acknowledging the contributions of remote employees, we try to ensure that they are given the same meaningful  work as their peers at headquarters, and we have been researching ways to do multi geographical team-building... Like group happy hour chat sessions over video conference

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There is a lot of trust involve in getting remote workers engaged and be productive. We provide the necessary equipment and tools to work remotely and measure productivity against project deliverables and milestones, without being perceived as "micro managing".  However, individuals are held accountable for the tasks they are assigned. Regular meetings and work products accomplishments/deliverables are discussed and continuous feedback on suggestions for improvements are held. 

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Frequent meetings - with video if possible.  At least daily check ins.  A group chat in something like Slack or Microsoft Teams keeps a whole team engaged together.

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Always share your screen and point out data or take notes on screen to ensure remote people see the same material. If the call has more than 12 people consider having one employee be a call moderator to watch for texts / questions

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Close the feedback loop

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Communication like Skype and asking for need's feedback.  Quickly solving any issues that stand in the way of their productivity.

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teleconference

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We use office 365 and Skype so we are literally virtual anywhere via Citrix vpn.

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regular telepresense meetings. independence.