5 Reasons Why Weekly Check-Ins Are Important For Your Remote Team

by Srikant Chellappa Jan 23,2021

The People Strategy Leaders Podcast

with Srikant Chellappa, CEO

What most managers do not realize is that with the changing work culture, it is important to monitor the employee’s progress and help them with the roadblocks they face from time to time.

Employee check-ins are a great way for managers to gain a clear understanding of their employees. They help you improve your organization’s overall productivity by enabling managers and team members to frequently discuss any questions, concerns, or ideas they have. In the current scenario, where most organizations are still functioning remotely, the importance of weekly check-ins cannot be denied. It will not only help everyone stay updated but will also keep the employees engaged.

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Here’s how having a culture of frequent check-ins at your company, can help you increase overall productivity.

Establishes Communication Channel

Having frequent employee check-ins allows you to communicate with your employees frequently and get a proper understanding of their current work. This also makes employees feel that they have a safe place to share their concerns as well as discuss their ideas. Keeping an open line of communication between managers and employees boosts morale and fosters positive relationships.

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Builds Trust And Support

Communication is the key to establishing trust between employees and managers. Having weekly employee check-ins allows you to build that rapport with your team members. Encourage employees to come to you with questions, ideas, and concerns so that they understand that you genuinely want to support them.

Instills Sense Of Responsibility

Having healthy work discussions from time to time through weekly check-ins leaves no scope for employees to procrastinate. This practice helps them understand and stay current with what the organization expects of them. It helps in reinforcing good behavioural patterns in employees and make them stay away from bad practices.

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Increases Productivity

Having weekly check-ins for your remote employees allows you to fix potential issues before they escalate. It is easy to correct any employee performance issues quickly and enhance employee performance that contributes to an increase in productivity. Employees tend to feel valued and included when their work is validated and approved by their managers. Employee check-ins allow you, as a manager, to motivate your employees to feel validated and heard that in turn results in improved performance and improved productivity.

Leadership And Problem Solving Skills

Having frequent discussions with different levels of employees helps you improve your leadership skills and helps the employees improve their problem-solving skills. This practice is a great way to understand the nature of work and predict any roadblocks and fix them beforehand.

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Srikant Chellappa
President/CEO and Co-Founder of Engagedly

Srikant Chellappa is the Co-Founder and CEO at Engagedly and is a passionate entrepreneur and people leader. He is an author, producer/director of 6 feature films, a music album with his band Manchester Underground, and is the host of The People Strategy Leaders Podcast. He is currently working on his next book, Ikigai at the Workplace, which is slated for release in the fall of 2023.

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