What's the best way of managing a remote team?

People & Process, Talent management, Strategy Task based scheduling and central activity management system and solid collaboration platform

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Task based scheduling and central activity management system and solid collaboration platform

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Communication

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Clear expectations - goals, seamless collaboration platform, regular check touch points,  then get out of the way as a leader!

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Agreed it must be upping your communications and ensuring that the team is highly motivated

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I’ve done it at a few companies across many states/countries. Recommend: 1. Weekly video 1x1’s. Don’t just talk work (what have u done/up next) but also how they’re doing and how you can help them be successful. 2. Weekly Team meetings. I used to call these “Staff” but changed it to “Team” since you want to demonstrate you’re in it together - shared wins and losses. 3. Team Building - quarterly at an offsite, ideally coupled with quarterly planning objectives (eg Release Planning if it’s a Product Team). 4. Reinforced Communication - video always on unless bandwidth is an issue. Always share screen on slides / pages, and take notes. By sharing screening on notes at a minimum at the end of a group meeting, you reinforce oral conversation with visual written action items and owners. 5. Overcommunicate - Slack and email reinforce meeting discussions and key takeaways / actions / owners. I have several other tips, but this post is too long already :)

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Great tools, trust, reoccurring communication, clear expectations!

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Have a fixed output expected for every half or full day status.  Have a call with them and see how they are doing and the challenges they are facing.

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Office 365, Skype, constant communication TRUST your staff.

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Otis more convenient for IT professionals to work from home, managers only to prioritize schedules, as well discuss with team through conference call.