Managing Remote Teams

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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.

For example:

  • 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?