[DECODE] Telework: how to manage your teams remotely?

by bold-lichterman

Teleworking is exploding, but it is very different from managing your teams first hand and via a computer. How to manage your teams without stressing them? How to best communicate?

Frédéric Plais, co-founder of Platform.sh shares his experience. For more than four years, all of its employees have been working from home. Today, its 180 employees work remotely every day. ” In a context like this, you have to stay in close contact with your teams. Talk to them every day. You have to trust, believe in your teams. I recommend setting up a chat system with sub-groups per team or per project », highlights Frédéric Plais.

Concretely, certain tools and certain rules have been put in place. ” What is the hardest to reproduce is the informal. We must succeed in reproducing it. We go through a lot of chats with conversations that improvise and in particular a Commendation discussion that allows you to thank the people who have helped you on the team. It is visible and it allows real recognition. There are also communication rules that have been put in place such that it is forbidden to just say hello on a cat and wait ”, explains Frédéric Plais, co-founder of Platform.sh.

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