5 Tips for Success for Remote Teams

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By 2015, IDC forecasts that the mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion. Unify’s New Way to Work Index revealed insights from research gathered from January to February 2014 from 300 executives in the US, UK and Germany. The research asked about the habits and constructs of successful virtual and remote work teams. Here are 5 things to remember when working on teams to yield results.

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5 Tips for Success for Remote Teams

  1. 1. 5 Tips for Success for Remote Teams
  2. 2. Sources: IDC: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120105005455/en/Mobile-Worker-Population-Reach-1.3-Billion-2015 Unify’s New Way to Work Index: http://www.unify.com/us/new-way-to-work/archive/virtual-teams-that-perform.aspx By 2015, IDC forecasts that the mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion. Unify’s New Way to Work Index revealed insights from research gathered from January to February 2014 from 300 executives in the US, UK and Germany. The research asked about the habits and constructs of successful virtual and remote work teams. Here are 5 things to remember when working on teams to yield results.
  3. 3. BE PERSONABLE 71%Seventy-one percent of successful teams engage in personal & non-business conversations with colleagues daily or weekly.
  4. 4. BE CANDID 84%Eighty-four percent of those on successful teams are as likely to disagree on virtual calls as they are in face-to-face meetings. Eighty percent are as likely to pitch a spontaneous idea.
  5. 5. COLLABORATE 77%Seventy-seven percent of successful teams say less than one-fourth of their meetings are one-way monologues.
  6. 6. REACH OUT 86%Eighty-six percent reach out to keep in touch with colleagues at other sites regularly.
  7. 7. DISTANCE 85%Remember, distance doesn’t matter when it comes to good work. Eighty-five percent of the most successful teams have over 1/4 of their members in different locations.
  8. 8. HOW DO YOU LIKE TO WORK? Share your tips or questions with us @UnifyCo #NW2W on Twitter or join the conversation at The New Way To Work Linkedin group

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