Everyone finds motivation and energy for their work differently. What worked for one of your team members may not work for the next. Encourage check-ins and conversations about what works and what doesn't.
If overwork and low productivity are still an issue, invite people to ask for exactly what they need! Reminder: Small adjustments can make a big impact.
If you need something, ask the right people clarifying questions. If coworkers are not clear on what they need, ask for directions again in a format that works well for you. Some of these formats could include voice recordings, a bulleted list of steps, or a link with examples of what's expected. You don't know what you don't know, so avoid the spin and ask.
Can’t Talk, Working.
Put your phone on “do not disturb.” Texts, emails, phone calls, and yes... social media distract us from the things we have to do, and it typically takes 20 minutes to get back into a productive flow after being pulled away. So nip that in the bud and keep the distractions at bay.
Find Joy in What You Do
Take a moment to write down three things you are grateful for when you wake up in the morning. This mental shift puts you in a more positive mindset in entering your day and calms the mind from spinning about, "what do I have to do today?". Practicing gratitude and feeling satisfaction in life and work enables us to be more productive and focused.
Own your day from start to finish by practicing gratitude, asking good questions, and setting yourself up for success. As a leader, make sure your remote team members know that they are not alone and that what they do is a vital part of what makes your company great.
Appreciating a job well done is the best tool you can use to boost productivity.
Use it often.
Be well. Lead well.