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How To Manage Your Virtual Teams

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With digital workspaces and systems in place from your company, create a framework of clear communication and best practices for your team to help them manage their time and your expectations of them.


1. Always lead by example


Always lead by example and setup feedback loops to identify areas for improvement. You can model behavior, reinforce habits and make your team feel comfortable in these times of uncertainty.


2. Check in with individual reports


Check in with individual reports and find out how they are adjusting. Make sure you understand their individual challenges in the adaptation process and factor in their personal situations when managing performance and outcomes.


3. Create a short 10-15-minute video call at the beginning of every day


Create a short 10-15-minute video call at the beginning of every day, with each remote worker. If you manage a large team, you can host a 20-minute stand up with the whole team. Not only does it keep daily communication in place, it also indicates the start of each workday and instils a work mentality.


4. Set communication behaviors within your team


Set communication behaviors within your team, to ensure trust and a sense of equal footing and removing in-group or out-group dynamics. Your company has given you the tools, but a manager must establish best practice and usage expectations.


5. Avoid micromanaging


Avoid micromanaging, and rather focus on monitoring and managing results. Online presence is not an indicator of productivity, and you will need to trust your team to manage their time effectively to deliver the outcomes you’ve set.


6. Make sure that shared team files and folders are accessible


Make sure that shared team files and folders are accessible for all remote employees, and that working documents are always up to date. Sharing links to cloud-based files makes sure everyone is working on the latest version.


7. Share your calendar and availability


Share your calendar and availability so that people are aware of you schedule, and when they can or can’t reach you.


them manage their time and your expectations of them.

Article By: Jabra



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