According to a study published in 2018, 70% of people around the world work remotely at least once a week.
Our next series of Coaching Catchups are designed to keep up with that number by sharing some of Ward Certified’s tips and tricks for managing remote teams.
First tip: You can never be too descriptive.
When writing, emailing, calling, or even video chatting with a remote employee, the more explanation, the better.
Before: “We need to respond to our clients ASAP.” After: “We need to respond to our clients within 24 hours.”
Before: “Can you get this to me on Friday?” After: “Can you have this to me by 5pm CST on Friday?” (Tip: Time zones are very important when working with remote employees!)
Before: “How does this sound?” After: “Can you tell me what you like and 2 potential changes you would make to this document?”
Fight ambiguity with clarification.
Let us know: How many members of your team work remotely?