Managing remote teams: keys to success
Tip #1 Set objectives
“It makes no sense to reward an employee for the number of hours spent in front of a screen. Working by objectives is one of the keys to success in remote employee management.”
To do this, it is necessary to set long, medium, and short-term goals. One of the concepts that work best for remote work is agility, as it makes the status of each project visible and encourages interaction between the team.
#2 Constant team communication
Online work has countless benefits for both the company and the employee. On the other hand, it also presents communication difficulties. One of them is the misunderstandings that occur in online HR management.
“The lack of physical contact and casual bonding conversations mean that companies need to make an extra effort to foster fluid communication.”
#3 Encouraging autonomy
Identifying loopholes in procedures is essential to ensure the efficiency and productivity of the workplace. Once identified, it is easy to suggest tips, tools, resources and support solutions.
#4 Continuous feedback
“Remote management is not radically different from on-site HR management. The biggest difference is a shift in management style from 'managing by eye' (assuming workers are productive because you see them physically at their desks) to manage by results.” - Phil Montero, Director of Events and Marketing Manager at Model N.