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How to Successfully Run a Remote Team

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Some think working remotely is a terrible setting that takes control away and let's employees stay at home and be useless. Others find that remote work increases overall productivity and lowers the need to micromanage. And both sides might be correct as remote work, like all other structures, work really well for some and make others crazy. The only thing that we can say for certain is that telecommuting is increasingly popular and there are problems you need to face to make it work.

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The amount of US workers who’ve telecommuted
has increased 28% in 20 years
Remote work is getting more popular each year.
1996 2016
1995 2006 2008 2015
32
30
37
The % of people who telecommute
9
People who have higher annual salary,
telecommute more.
People with income over
People with income under
$75 000
52%
26%
24 % of employees claim they are
more productive when working remotely
1995 2015
47% 58%
The majority of Americans believe that those who work
remotely are just as productive as those who toil away
in a traditional office.
58 % of those polled believe this in 2015
47 % back in 1995
The challenges of remote work:
Problems with communication
Problems with engagement
Problems with trust

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How to Successfully Run a Remote Team

  • 1. How to successfully run a remote team by Weekdone weekly progress reports
  • 2. The amount of US workers who’ve telecommuted has increased 28% in 20 years Remote work is getting more popular each year. 1996 2016
  • 3. 1995 2006 2008 2015 32 30 37 The % of people who telecommute 9
  • 4. People who have higher annual salary, telecommute more. People with income over People with income under $75 000 52% 26%
  • 5. 24 % of employees claim they are more productive when working remotely 1995 2015 47% 58% The majority of Americans believe that those who work remotely are just as productive as those who toil away in a traditional office. 58 % of those polled believe this in 2015 47 % back in 1995
  • 6. The challenges of remote work: Problems with communication Problems with engagement Problems with trust
  • 7. Trust Remote employees require managers who trust them. People trust the clear and mistrust or distrust the ambiguous. So be clear about your: mission, purpose, expectations, daily activities.
  • 8. The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I.' And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I.' They don't think 'I.' They think 'we'; they think 'team.' - Peter Drucker, author of Managing for the Future
  • 9. Communication Make sure remote workers are not left out. Use a internal communication system, that makes sure both you and every member of the team knows what’s going on.
  • 10. The best thing about Weekdone is that it has allowed us to go remote. Before the status reports, we were using Google Docs to keep up with each other. That was just painful. - Richard Beeson, AgoraPulse 9-16 Oct 16-23 Oct 23-30 Oct last week this week HAPPINESS 3.5 TEAM SPIRIT 4.5 ENERGY LE... 2.5 OOMPF LE... 4 9-16 Oct 16-23 Oct 23-30 Oct last week this week PROBLEMS 1 OVERDUE 16 9-16 Oct 16-23 Oct last week this week23-30 Oct COMPLETI... 25% WEEKSCORE 63 Use Weekdone weekly progress reports to manage your remote teams
  • 11. Weekdone has been the perfect tool for our remote team to keep track of daily and weekly plans and stay focused on getting the right things done, rather than just creating the appearance of being busy. - Jon Lay, Founder of Hanno
  • 12. Engagement Make sure your remote workers have a chance to engage with their co-workers (and you!). The more engaged employees are, the higher the productivity! Highly engaged employees are 38% more likely to have above-average productivity.
  • 13. Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers. –Stephen R. Covey
  • 14. Use Weekdone weekly progress reports to manage your remote teams Reference: http://www.gallup.com/poll/184649/telecommuting-work-climbs.aspx https://remote.co/new-remote-work-stats-show-rise-in-telecommuting/ https://remote.co/how-to-be-a-successful-remote-workplace/ https://blog.weekdone.com google.com/+weekdonefb.me/weekdone linkedin.com/ company/weekdone @weekdone
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