Transparency at Work
Checking-in on your team’s mental health can be tough at the best of times, but having a remote team creates its own unique set of challenges. Putting the two together is unfamiliar territory for most. Getting used to the new normal, working from home and trying to check-in on your team can be tricky when you can’t see them physically. Trying to gauge how people are really feeling and your remote team’s mental health means you need to find new ways to do so.
Investing time in holding retros or reflection sessions shows how important each individual employee is to the organization and that the culture is important. Using Mentimeter to check on your remote team’s mental health can help to get rid of any uncertainty around a subject and bring to light any issues your remote team may be experiencing. The anonymity in submitting responses means that it can help to build trust and make people feel comfortable so they can open up without the fear of being judged or even fired. Mentimeter facilitates important frank and candid conversations that your remote team may be missing out on.
Mentimeter visualises the responses to produce an overall indication surrounding key factors that affect remote teams, showing what areas you are doing well at or where there is room for improvement.
What question types can you use to check on your remote team’s mental health? Here are some examples:
Open-ended questions are great so that your remote team can input what they are really feeling. The option to submit answers multiple times means that they can get everything off their chest.
Find out what is stressing your team
Say thank you and show appreciation to your team members. It can help boost morale and show that you appreciate each other’s work which can sometimes be forgotten during remote times
Scales are great to rate how your remote team is feeling on a particular statement. You can see the exact distribution of votes on each statement by hovering your cursor over the lines.
Use a wordcloud to ask how your team are feeling?
The trends feature means you can be a great-data driven manager as easily at home as in the office. Keep track of how your remote team is doing and track their mental health during remote working times. Trends allows you to monitor any fluctuations in responses and act on any issues before something more serious happens. It enables you to maintain a culture of continuous improvement while working remotely by responding to any changes that occur.
Checking-in on your remote team’s mental health is a continuous and important part of working from home life. If your remote team is experiencing high levels of stress try out these relaxation techniques to try and improve your remote team’s stress levels.