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4 Tips For Managing Your Remote Team Of Employees


Remote employment has never been more robust than it is today. More and more professionals desire telecommuting positions, and almost every industry imaginable is accommodating this change in workforce behavior to some degree.

30% of telecommuting employees in a report stated their remote position allowed them to complete more work in less time, and 24% from the same study reported being able to get more work done with the same time. Here are some tips for you to improve the quality of work, direction, and relationships with your remote team of employees.

Establish A System

There are so many tools available online and with software to help your team communicate and stay connected day-to-day. Small and large companies alike are utilizing communication and work management tools such as a Skype, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Hangouts, and mobile apps like Crew, Trello, and Basecamp to exchange information, host virtual meetings, and transfer large projects and documents. Deepa Radh, Brand and Community Manager of QuickTapSurvey says : "Our company uses Google Drive because it allows any employee to create and edit documents with ease. Since documents are stored in the cloud, we never have to worry about a server crash or backing up files". 

Consider hosting weekly team meetings with Google Hangouts, private follow-ups on Skype day-to-day, and organize your team projects on Basecamp and Trello. These mobile and digital platforms allow your team to exchange, interact, and grow together around the clock 24/7. You can handle other business and check-in on what everyone is working on in real-time.

Develop Rapport

Working with a remote team may seem like a loss in personal connection, but millennials and Generation-Z'ers are more comfortable at-large communicating and performing over the Internet and mobile. These new generations of professionals are fast, smart, savvy, and care more about their time than the money they are exchanging it for. To build a successful remote team today it's important for you to respect these adaptations in the workforce.

Develop Integrated Pursuits and Goals

Doing well by doing good is a commonly expressed business philosophy. Working with a remote team gives you an opportunity to foster the ideas and goals of your employees and integrate them into the growth of your business. If you hire a marketing professional online who happens to be developing proprietary software from their bedroom, you don't want to miss out on the opportunity of fostering and leveraging that one day. If you hire a sales professional online who is wildly passionate about blogging, you may have unknowingly invested in your online marketing department. If you leverage your remote team's passions and goals as you get to know them, you will be helping them grow using the resources available through your business, and you will be in turn growing your business by integrating these professionals into it as partners in your growth. 

Finding Top-Quality Remote Talent

There are many benefits tangible and intangible to having professionals represent your business around the world. It has never been easier to take your business global. All you have to do is get on LinkedIn, freelance sites, or employment sites, and communicate with potential all-Stars for your business. Don't be afraid of Skype, see and show your face, speak and hear their voice. The value and opportunity far outweigh the risk and consequences of failure.

These are just a few insights on managing your remote team of employees. Don't underestimate the opportunities remote hiring creates. As Charles Darwin said, "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives, but the one that is most adaptable to change."

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