3 Simple Ways to Engage With Your Remote Development Team
by Jérémy Rouet
Your remote software or web developer group is one of the teams you would want to touch base with regularly, while at the same time giving them a peace of mind to concentrate on their work. A productive team of developers needs to put together their tools and visualize their goals. By uniting them, communicating with them, and keeping track of the latest product updates, you’ll be influencing their critical decisions and solving the common challenges associated with remote work.
Below are the 3 ways you can use to engage, build connections, and help your remote development team deliver the best for your company.
Share Updates Conveniently
Software developers will rely on your feedback to make changes to the app/website, whether in the development or testing phase. You want to keep in touch with them, so their work becomes easy and bearable. If you take a week to give feedback, and another one to update them on your website’s preference – the team will drift off course.
This is where you can take advantage of our Weet platform – instantly receive notification from your remote developers, and reply with customized feedback. With Weet you can share quick updates by sharing your Weet video with your busybees. They will get an email notification and check on your update at a time most convenient. Maybe you’re thinking of showing the developers how you want the company app or logo to feature certain graphics. This you can do by sharing a screen with samples or using short descriptive videos.
Define Goals and Communicate Regularly
To set up your remote development team for success, always set clear and measurable goals. Individual members of the team should be responsible for giving updates and coordinating specific sections of the project.
Like in many remote teams – where a crucial message can get lost in translation – often prioritize assigning duties and responsibilities. This makes each member of the team accountable for meeting the set standards and respecting deadlines.
Use Visuals and Interactive Features
To keep your remote developer team engaged, you should add some fun to the communication process. Make the connection lively and entertaining. Whether you’re requesting for an update or you’re giving them a heads-up to proceed to the next phase, always focus on building rapport. Weet has collaboration features like use of emojis, background filters and responding via texts to keep the communication engaging.
For your developer team to pass the message across, they need to use visuals, videos, graphs, and screenshots, or even share screens. You want to converge on one channel where you can share the ideas while keeping some of the information private and safe.
Your remote developers want to be part of your company’s decision-making team, but they need your approval. They want to proceed with caution and always have you satisfied with every step they take. This can be overwhelming without the right collaboration software.
Luckily, we have a tool where you can grant your remote teams the stage to have a word and be heard. Our Weet platform has been designed to overcome remote communication barriers. The focus here is to make it convenient for your remote developers to communicate with company leaders, keep up with the latest company updates, find all the materials, and access relevant information – all these, without having to look around.