As a team leader, establishing open lines of communication is paramount for remote and hybrid team dynamics. Therefore, you should encourage and train your team
to communicate their thoughts or suggestions freely.
This is essential as not everyone is likely to talk about issues they encounter on the job. For example, some people have poor communication skills. Others may be reluctant or shy and keep their opinions to themselves.
Additionally, showing your teammates that you are genuinely interested in improving the work environment and practices encourages them to communicate easily. Create open lines of communication and ensure all team members are aware of them. As mentioned earlier, creating an open-door policy can also be instrumental.
More importantly, act on the suggestions and feedback shared by your remote team. This will encourage them to communicate more since they will realize their opinions matter.
With regard to team meetings, you can adopt hybrid meeting best practices
But if you have a fully remote workplace, invest in the best software to streamline communication across teams. That means investing in tools like Slack, Zoom, and RingCentral.