More Tools Around Managing Virtual Employees
Managing virtual employees requires the same skills as face-to-face management. The one area that you need to enhance is communication as this is the foundational skill for managers. Providing employees with information in a timely way allows them to contribute effectively. Virtual employees lose alot of connections working separately from the rest of the team and use whatever resources you have to build clarity and direction for your team.
“The evolving workplace: Managing employees in a virtual environment (Part 1)” On Small Busiess Accelerator.
The work environment is rapidly changing, incorporating new and innovative models. For the entrepreneur these new models can present both challenges and benefits. One recent development, facilitated by technology, is a growing trend toward employees to telecommuting from a home office. In this blog post we have collected useful advice for managing employees online and some great tools to ensure your virtual office runs smoothly.
Technology provides the advantage for virtual employees and there are many options to use to build communication and productivity. Make sure all of your employees have access to the software, review online documentation and contribute on a regular basis to the communication chain.
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