Building a Successful Remote Team
Working together, separately.
In the past several weeks, many of us have had a crash course in remote working. But actually, the number of remote employees has been growing by 10% every year for the last 10 years. So, with remote working becoming more prevalent, how can you build a successful remote team?
1. Communication is Key
Having effective communication is paramount to a successful remote squad. Since you can’t just drop by someone’s desk, you need to be able to easily track projects and accomplishments. There are a lot of digital tools available, so do the research, pick one that’s right for your team and make sure everyone is up to speed on how to use all of its capabilities.
2. Stocked and Ready
It’s also vital to make sure everyone has what they need to work efficiently. A home office is still an office and needs to be stocked with the right supplies to stay productive. Create a process for employees so they understand how they can request exactly what they need in order to get the job done right.
3. The Right People
Lastly, even if your employees are remote, they still represent your business. It’s essential to hire people who embody your company’s core values. You have a much higher chance for success when everyone is aligned to the underlying values and goals of the business.
Even if your team only works remotely in the event of an emergency, it’s still good practice to put these tools and processes in place so they’re there when you need them.