How to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

How to Effectively Manage Your Remote Team

Over the past decade, working from home has steadily increased in popularity. Employers no longer insist that their teams adhere to rigid schedules and “flexwork” policies are on the rise. We are also looking at the most diverse workforce in history, and it is apparent that norms of behavior are equally diverse. Coworking technologies and video conferencing tools are also a major driver behind remote working.

A recent survey by FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics revealed that the number of people working remotely grew by 159% between 2005 and 2017, and even still by 49% between 2012 and 2017. It’s no surprise that the at-home worker is here to stay.

This brief Tip Sheet is intended for managers who are supervising remote teams. It is a useful guide for all managers, whether remote management be a novel challenge or an old foe. While it may be difficult to maintain strong lines of communication and build company culture from afar, it is not impossible. With some diligent daily practices and a healthy amount of transparency, the transition to working from home can be an opportunity to build new relationships and improve productivity. Download this Tip Sheet and follow these rules to stay connected with your team and help keep everyone on track.

Though remote work has become increasingly common over the past decade, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken it to a new level. Working from home has become the new norm for many, with cities across the globe initiating ‘Shelter in Place’ mandates. Employers everywhere have been forced to transition from brick and mortar facilities to work from home processes, and this transition is challenging. Many managers have never been faced with the task of managing a team that they are not in immediate contact with. While workers are faced with a whole new set of distractions and road blocks.

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