Most, if not all, of your employees are working remotely right now, maybe for the first time. If you’re feeling nervous about running remote meetings for your employees, here are three tips from AAFA.
1. Connect Frequently
Remote meetings are critical for managing your teams and providing services for your clients. Try and designate daily check-ins with your team through video calls; it will keep them accountable and motivated. For current clients, frequent remote meetings will help them feel supported during these unprecedented times.
2. Organize Your Agenda
Before your remote meeting begins, send out an agenda or outline to your team with the following information:
- Purpose of the meeting
- Logistical details of the meeting
- Goals of the meeting
- Materials to prep and bring
If you’re able to send out a thorough agenda a day or two in advance, your clients and team will be better prepared for the process, discussion, and goals of the meeting.
3. Encourage Communication
Remote meetings often feel impersonal or awkward, but we need them in order to stay connected as we are all quarantined.The personal connections we make during these meetings are crucial for maintaining your team’s motivation and your client’s trust. Use platforms like Skype, GoToMeeting, or Google Hangouts. To avoid miscommunication and promote efficiency, utilize the screen share option.
As you create the agenda, have your team help you build the agenda or assign each of your teammates a talking point. This keeps them engaged, connected, and interested by giving them a voice.
Use AAFA’s tips to run productive remote meetings while your team and clients are at home. AAFA is a national professional partnership of finance and accounting recruiting firms. AAFA is a wonderful resource for clients as well as candidates looking to advance their careers. AAFA’s affiliates cover markets across the United States and provide the same sophistication and character for each location. Find an affiliate or a new job opportunity near you at aafa.com.