This article is of real interest to me as we have employed our first fully remote employee! I have been gaining recommendations from my clients to ascertain the best ways to maximise the performance of remote workers but my main concern has been to ensure they are as much a part of Team Collingwood as the rest of us.
We are a very tight knit team and enjoy a great team spirit but how can a remote worker enjoy this too?
This article provides a great start and I will ensure we put these ideas in place during the on-boarding process.
What has worked for you in the past?
Nowadays, you can have a team with members across different countries. But managing a productive virtual team has its challenges. Making sure you hire the right people is vital -- and some people just aren’t suited to work remotely. It takes discipline and independence. Having the right tools is just as important. From screen sharing software to an instant messaging platform -- certain tools can make or break how your virtual team operates. Having a work plan, articulating goals and developing a sense of trust are all elements that go into a successful remote team. Although these things are important in any work environment, they’re especially necessary for virtual ones. To learn how you can successfully manage a remote team, check out Nutcache’s infographic below.