Standarize, Standardize, Standardize

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Last week, we introduced Team Charters to the remote worker conversation. Once that’s made, how do we make sure our communication is effective?

First things first: Standardize!

According to this video by the Harvard Business Review, there are a few things we can do to keep communication consistent:

  1. If you plan to use acronyms for any part of the communication (i.e. EOD, TL;DR), make sure you agree upon them ahead of time.

  2. Set a protocol for certain communication platforms. Where should you share what?

  3. Limit the amount of messages you send each day- too many can overload your team. Would you physically walk into your coworker’s office 10 times a day?

What do you do to keep your virtual communication consistent?