Are You a Virtual Manager?
More and more startups are virtual workplaces since technology provides the necessary tools to allow this. If you are a virtual manager, then you understand what your employees feel and how important communication becomes. Use technology to humanize the experience you have with each of your team members.
Kristi Hedges wrote on Forbes.com “Five Things Every Virtual Manager Should Do” and this short bulleted post helps you to focus on what is important:
We now have a good decade of studies showing what works well in virtual management, and what falls short. The toughest challenges are always communications and trust, so if you want your virtual team to hum, here are some best practices to keep in mind.
Trust and communication seems to be the most pressing issues for managing a virtual team. This is true even in brick and mortar workplaces, yet heightened in virtual work environments.
Working with managers, I stress how important it is to be clear around expectations and deliverables and to hold the person accountable. This means that you have to be organized and communicate consistently with each of your team members.
Communication is the number one focus to build and maintain a productive and effective business.
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