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Brian Ghannam Provides Tips For Encouraging Teamwork Remotely | Atlanta, GA

Leading a remote team can be difficult but it doesn't have to be. These tips provided by Brian Ghannam can make all the difference.

By Brian GhannamPublished about a year ago 3 min read

As more people shifted to hybrid and remote work arrangements, team leaders and managers may have needed help keeping their employees engaged. This is because the lack of support and team-building resources can lead to employee disengagement. Moreover, remote workers may encounter challenges when adjusting to a new work environment, such as navigating new software and technology. Regardless of their location, it’s essential to foster a teamwork mindset, and here are a few tips to get started.

Support and Training

Moral support and proper training are two of the most crucial factors you should provide your employees. You should also be available to guide them if they need it and listen to their concerns about the new workflow. You can also provide your remote workers with in-depth guides and training sessions to teach them how to manage their work from home. Although it will take some time to put together these resources, they will be an excellent gift for them.

Staff Recognition

Even in difficult times, such as when you have significant changes and struggles, recognition can help keep your employees focused and motivated. Studies also suggest that recognition can encourage workers to go the extra mile and improve the entire organization’s performance.

Proper Tools

Having the right tools can make remote work more accessible, allowing employees to quickly navigate the changes brought about by the new environment. As a team leader or business owner, you must provide your employees with the necessary equipment and software to keep working. Some of the most common tools that remote workers can use include video conferencing software, remote communication tools, and direct messaging platforms.

Balanced Communication

Reaching out to your team members and supporting them is essential, but it’s also important to maintain a positive attitude and show faith in them while they’re working. There’s a limit to what you can do as a team leader, and it’s up to you whether or not you’re viewed as a micromanager. For example, although weekly check-ins are generally acceptable, some employees may find daily one-on-one interactions too much.

Team Building Activities

Working from home can also be hard on employees as it eliminates the opportunity for social interaction. The ability to connect with others is vital for successful team collaboration. This is why it’s important that you regularly engage in team-building exercises. Try various virtual activities that can help build these connections. Teamwork and collaboration should not be separated. Make sure that team morale is high and you do everything possible to keep it.

About Brian Ghannam

Brian Ghannam graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in Packaging Engineering. Brian was a member of the Michigan State Golf Team while in school. His passion for golf has remained with him ever since, and he often can be found hitting the links.

Berlin Packaging was Brian’s first job after graduation. Brian surpassed his sales quota by 47 percent as a sales representative for Chicago and Atlanta, closing almost $2 million in rigid packaging sales. Following this, Brian Ghannam joined MASTECH Digital, a staff enhancement organization, as the National, Account Manager of Enterprise Solutions. Brian continually showed prowess by surpassing sales objectives by 40% while working.

Brian spent several years learning the ins and outs of ERP and SAP as an Account Executive for J.D. Edwards, consolidating inventory management, business analytics, human resources, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and financials. Brian closed over $500K in professional services and outperformed his sales targets by 50%. Brian was also in charge of J.D. Edwards’ launch in the Southeast. Brian Ghannam went on to work at Plaut Sigma Solutions as an experienced SAP ERP reseller, where he closed millions of dollars in sales and exceeded sales objectives. Brian also honed his skills in customizing software for new customers, working directly with C-level executives from discovery through launch.


About the Creator

Brian Ghannam

Brian Ghannam attended Michigan State University and received his bachelor's degree in Packaging Engineering. During his time at college, Brian was actively involved in golf & fraternal organizations. He immediately began a career in sales.

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