In this video, Phil Gold talks about some special challenges faced by mixed in-house and remote teams. Learn about some considerations to keep in mind if your team includes both local and remote workers.
- I actually think that the mixed model … where some team members are virtual … and some are in-house is probably more prevalent. … Even if remote workers greatly outnumber … the co-located ones, there is often somebody in the office. … Unfortunately, this can setup a little bit … of a negative dynamic. … In Carol's company, remote workers are valued. … Many of them had been with the company for years. … However, if you're interested in moving up, … even to supervise other remote workers, … guess what, you have to start working out of the office. … The result of this policy is that … there's a perception of favoritism towards in-house workers, … that they're somehow more valuable than the remote team. … This, in turn, creates some unnecessary … us versus them tension in team interactions. … So, how do you combat this? … Well, for starters, I think you need to treat … internal and remote employees equally as much as possible. … They need the same benefits, the same opportunities, … and the same respect. …
- 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