Tools For Managing Virtual Employees
Managing virtual employees has a different set of challenges. Virtual employees need to be communicated more often than onsite employees…they are isolated and are not included into the daily culture of the company. That’s where technology can help you manage the virtual employee so their performance is consistent and they feel part of the company.
Amex OPEN Forum showcased in a post by Rae Hoffman-Dolan “6 Must Have Tools for Managing Virtual Employee.” This article offers recommendations on different online software: communication, file storage, project management and calendar. These are not expensive tools and are readily available to all employees.
Finding the right tools to support your onsite and virtual employees, bridges the gap between these two different styles of employees. I know several companies that use Yammer as a way to broadcast news as well as a water cooler for employees to share what they are up to.
Managing The Viritual Employee