Boosting Remote Tech Team Morale: 5 Fun and Effective Reward Strategies
Marketing and Culture
Posted on October 19, 2023
If you’re managing a remote tech team like we are, you’re well aware that they are a highly skilled and dedicated group, working their magic from all corners worldwide or nationwide. And guess what? It’s the perfect moment to give them a big virtual bear hug (metaphorically). We would love to share with you some creative and exciting ways we use at Ideaware to express our gratitude and recognize their outstanding efforts!
1. Send Snacks and Drinks
We all love a good snack, don’t we? At Ideaware, we definitely do. Surprise your remote tech team with snacks, candies, and drinks delivered right to their doorstep. It’s like having a virtual office vending machine with all their favorites. Use every holiday as an excuse to celebrate and send them something special they can share with their loved ones.
2. Recognize Victories Outside of Work
Your team isn’t just about coding and debugging; they have vibrant lives outside of work, too. Whether it’s mastering a new hobby or achieving a personal milestone, take the time to acknowledge and celebrate their non-work victories. We send a monthly newspaper to the team with announcements, events, birthdays, updates, and happy news. Everyone is always in the loop!
3. Honor Their Birthdays and Work Anniversaries
Everyone loves a good rest, especially on their special day! Celebrate your remote tech team’s birthdays by giving them time off and sending them a cake to their home (chocolate is always a good idea). Also, reward them with something special on their work anniversary, find out what they need or like, and surprise them. Make sure the present comes with a handwritten card, to make it more personal. We guarantee they’re going to love it!
4. Give Out Company Swag
Dress your remote tech team in style with company swag. Send them branded goodies like T-shirts, mugs, or laptop stickers. It’s like wearing a badge of honor that screams, “I’m part of an awesome tech team!”. We make sure to update our company swag every year to keep the brand fresh and youthful.
5. Invest in Their Professional Development
Invest in your remote tech team’s professional development by providing access to online courses, workshops, or tech conferences. It’s like handing them a golden ticket to their dream tech planet. Not only will they be grateful for the opportunity to level up their skills and bring fresh insights to your projects, your company will also benefit from their new and reinforced skills.
Your remote tech team is a powerhouse of talent and dedication. By adding a little extra appreciation into their remote work life, you’re boosting morale and creating a positive and engaging work atmosphere. These friendly and creative ideas, from sending snacks to celebrating milestones, will make your tech team feel valued, motivated, and a little closer in the virtual office. After all, a pinch of appreciation goes a long way in the tech world!
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