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It’s always important to have faith in your team
as manager, but trust is vital when it comes to
managing a remote team.
You need to be sure that the team will work
enthusiastically and efficiently in your absence -
something that can take a leap of faith.
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It’s important to identify the right individual in the
interview process. Look for the people who you
believe are going to work well without constant
When working remotely, it’s vital that your team
has a clear understanding of exactly what is
expected of them.
After all, you won’t always be around to remind
them of their tasks or keep tabs on their
BE CLEAR ON YOUR
Whenever you do make contact with your team,
follow up these conversations with emails so you
both have a record of what was discussed.
BE CLEAR ON YOUR
Although trust is a big part of managing a remote
team, it’s still a good idea to check-in as often as
you feel is necessary.
Having regular contact with your team gives you
an opportunity to track their progress and make
you aware of any issues they may be having.
Book in weekly or bi-weekly phone calls with
your team with a clear agenda. The calls should
include updates of your teams progress as well as
setting out a clear path forward.
There is a lot of technology out there that
can help with managing a remote team. From
calendars to conference calling - you should use
the tools at your disposal.
For example, sharing Calendars via Outlook is an
easy and quick way to get the whole team on the
Tools such as Asana & Google Docs alongside
conference calling via Skype are all great ways to
collaborate as a remote team.
It’s vital for a manager to build personal
relationships with their team, and this is no
different when managing a remote team.
This doesn’t mean you need to be a friend before
a manager - but it’s important to engage on a
personal level rather than only ever discussing
Keep this in mind whenever you speak to your
team, be that in person, by phone or in email.
Having a personal relationship plays a big part in
motivating the team to work well when you aren’t
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