In this video, Phil Gold addresses the importance of communicating the change to a remote team. Learn why timely communication of transition is so important and some guidelines around how to communicate change effectively.
- Reality, things change. … Projects get dropped or suddenly become hyper-critical. … Strategic goals move in new directions. … Leadership and other workers move into new roles … or new people come in, or people leave. … All these changes have the potential … to cause uncertainty and stress. … This is, perhaps, even greater with remote employees … since they can feel out of the loop … with stuff happening at headquarters. … So it's critical for the manager of a remote team … to communicate any changes to the team's goals … or priorities immediately. … There is too much opportunity for wasted effort … if information isn't shared promptly. … And you want to get ahead of the rumor mill. … I've seen organizations spin themselves into paralysis … because of poorly-communicated changes. … Everyone knew there was something in the works, … but no one knew how to react, … and so a lot of people just hunkered down … and didn't do anything for a bit. … My suggestion is that an email message … get sent out as soon as possible …
- Providing consistency and structure in a remote team
- Managing mixed remote and onsite teams
- Fostering equality and transparency
- Creating opportunities for in-person interactions
- Maintaining regular contact with remote team members
- Managing workloads and deliverables