Archive for remote work teams

Benefits of Telecommuting: A Visual Breakdown

Fast Company recently shared an infographic about the economic, geographic, and productivity of working from home.  See it here.

Seven myths about working from home

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the pros and cons of working from home.  Personally, although I telecommute, I don’t always work from home.  Sometimes I work from the public library or other space where I can interact with people in a quiet, but less isolating, way.  This week, an excellent Slideshare from writer and illustrator Veronica Maria Jarski, as part of the MarketingProfs educational content series.  This presentation is in response to the recent announcement from Yahoo’s CEO that remote working would no longer be allowed, and all employees would work at their regional offices.   You can view the slideshow here.

 

 

Managing Remote Work Teams, Part III

A dispersed team depends on people who can be productive without a boss roaming the hallways or a trusted co-worker sitting nearby. Team members should be motivated, disciplined, and flexible with their time, allowing them to connect with clients or co-workers in different time zones. People who like to quit at 5 p.m. aren’t the people who work well remotely.  They also need to communicate clearly in writing (since e-mail and instant messaging are the new standard for daily communication) and should be willing to suggest ideas, ask for and offer help, make decisions, and collaborate.

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Managing Remote Work Teams: Part II

Thanks to technology and globalization, more and more business teams are working together across state lines and international borders. Many corporations employ “dispersed teams,” where a manager in New York may communicate daily with colleagues in Boston, Los Angeles, and Singapore.  But even with an array of new Web-based collaboration tools at their disposal, most managers find handling remote teams extremely challenging. In order to get the best out of your far-flung employees, you need to establish a clear communication routine, take extra steps to build trust, and review processes often to make sure they’re working for everyone. Whether your employees are in other company offices, working from home, or a little bit of both, these tips will help keep your team running smoothly. Read more

Managing Remote Work Teams: Part I

Perhaps you’re an organization that is considering moving your work team off site.  Or maybe you want to widen your employee pool by looking outside of your geographic area.  You’ll likely have the challenge of managing a remote work force.  While the basic concepts of human resources management still apply, keeping remote employees engaged and productive requires an additional set of skills. Read more


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