In this video, Phil Gold talks about the importance of having regular points of communication with the team and the team members. Learn some ways of keeping channels of communication between the manager and team members strong.
- Special consideration number one for managers … of remote teams, you need to make sure … that lines of communication are open and kept open. … This means having frequent and regular contact … with all your team members, both individually … and as a group. … This is important for all managers, … but especially the remote manager … since there's not going to be opportunities … for chance encounters. … These are your only contacts with your team, … you need to make them count. … At Carol's publishing company she has group meetings online … with her team twice weekly, at the beginning of the week … to talk about what needs to get done … and at the end of the week to review and discuss any issues. … Although most of the remote workers are … on the U.S. east coast, some are on the west coast. … And she has that team in Europe to worry about too. … So she schedules her meetings at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time. … Late afternoon for Europe, mid-morning for the majority … but not unreasonable for anyone. …
- 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