14 ways to increase transparency with your remote team

Austin Business Journal -Mark D'Agostino

Feelings of disconnection or uncertainty can emerge within a company if employees don’t feel they’re getting enough information and clarity from leadership. This is especially true in a remote environment, where communication and connection must be even more intentionally fostered due to limited (if any) in-person interaction. In this case, it’s the responsibility of leaders to be even more transparent, allowing everyone to stay on the same page regardless of their physical location.

If you’re looking to increase clarity and openness with your remote team, you’re not alone — it’s a primary focus for many companies this year. Below, 14 members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share their tips for increasing transparency with remote teams in 2023.

Explain the rationales behind actions.

Simply taking the time to explain, “Here’s why we’re doing XYZ, and this is what it means for you” not only makes people feel part of something bigger, but it also makes them feel secure. Sharing goals, explaining rationales and celebrating achievements with employees — at every level — is even more important than a performance management program, and it’s easier to do.

– Mark D’Agostino, ConnectedHR

Read all 14 tips here.

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