Guides and support tailored to working from home.
‘Supporting your people while working remotely’ webpage from SCVO has a dedicated section on tips and best practices to promote staff wellbeing.
- Suggestions to promote staff wellbeing include: promoting healthy boundaries, keeping diaries/calendars actively updated and checking before contacting team members who are ‘offline’, keeping emails written outside of core hours in drafts until an appropriate time to send, encouraging breaks and outdoor time if possible.
‘Tools for keeping in touch’ webpage suggests that clear communication is vital for a happy team but this can be difficult to maintain remotely. This webpage provides tips and resources including a ‘Slack vs Teams’ resource to help you choose if you are still sourcing an internal communication platform.
- Three key actions:
1. Limit virtual meetings and plan them carefully – virtual meetings can seem like an obvious answer but these can be fatiguing and time heavy so should be limited and be planned carefully.
Take care with email overload
3. Use a communication platform, such as Slack or Teams