Quickstart Guide: Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

If you are considering the use of a remote team for some aspect of your business, we have put together a quickstart guide to give you a basic understanding of the best practices for managing remote teams.

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Sep 23, 2016
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If you are considering the use of a remote team for some aspect of your business, we have put together a quickstart guide to give you a basic understanding of the best practices for managing remote teams.

What is a Remote Team and Common Misconceptions

A remote team is a connected group of employees or independent contractors working in different geographical locations, but offering their skills to the business projects and goals of one company. The key to success is establishing a set of best practices for managing remote teams, that create a sense of involvement and connection with the company.

While gaining in popularity with the advent of internet based communication tools, there remain misconceptions about remote teams that make some businesses reluctant to use them for certain areas of business activity. Those misconceptions include:

  • Remote Workers Are Not as Productive
  • Remote Workers Are Not as Skilled
  • It Is Difficult to Find Remote Workers
  • It Is Difficult to Communicate and Manage Remote Workers
  • Remote Work is Limited to IT and Data Entry Positions

Those ideas are not the reality of modern remote teams...Read more

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Tim Burgess

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