NWEEG - Engaging Your People Across Multiple Sites

As businesses expand, leaders often find themselves managing more employees spread across multiple locations.

While companies aim for sustainable growth, there are many challenges that can arise when some employees are out of sight such as:
    • Internal miscommunications
    • Confusion or mis-interpretation of company policies and procedures
    • Unclear structure
    • Loss of productivity
All these unfortunate side-effects of multiple locations can be diminished or even avoided altogether if you clearly define expectations for employees, take advantage of technology and communicate effectively between different sites.

ROQ IT have kindly offered to host this event in their offices in Euxton. The presenter for this event will be Noel Jolly - Founder and CEO of Clever Chameleon. Prior to this, Noel was Head of HR at Steinhoff UK, a large retail organisation that has numerous sites all over the country - each site with its own culture and their own ideas.

In this crucial learning session, Noel will discuss the hardships that come with engaging people across multiple sites by looking at key areas, such as:

1. Set clear expectations

Make sure the expectations for employee behaviour, regardless of location, are clear from the beginning. If everyone knows what they’re supposed to be doing and the company policies they will have to follow, then work gets done more uniformly and efficiently. There are many aspects of the working day that can vary from company to company, so your employees will need guidance on things like flexibility of working hours, management and colleague relationships and company culture.

2. Take advantage of technology

With the advent of so many new technologies, staying in touch with multiple locations is easier than ever. Ways you can use technology to connect your different sites. When your whole company is one cohesive and connected community, you become a powerhouse working towards a single goal instead of isolated locations struggling to find a purpose. Technology is a tool that can help you clearly communicate your purpose to all employees.

3. Maintain open communication Different branches or sites of a company can often feel like islands connected by nothing but a brand name or a product. When some locations are not kept as up-to-date or informed as others, they start to lose touch with the company’s policies, ideals and the drive that keeps business thriving. Keeping up communication through technology, company publications and periodic visits to satellite sites will assure those locations that their commitment to the company is important and will help maintain employee engagement.