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By Bob McGannon | Saturday, January 10, 2015

5 Tips for Managing Remote Employees

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Earlier this week, we offered tips for setting up a workspace at home, and establishing routines as a remote worker. This article focuses on off-site team members from another perspective: Managing remote employees.

Managing people who work at home, in other office locations, or even in other countries is a reality many leaders face these days. It comes with some challenges, certainly—but when location isn’t a factor, you also have the opportunity to tap into the greatest mix of available skills to pull off your project objectives.

To help you be an effective manager with a far-flung team, here are five tips critical to your success.

By Jolie Miller | Tuesday, January 6, 2015

So You Want to Work From Home: Establishing Routines

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If you’re one of the millions of people who hope to work from home in 2015, we’ve got some tips for you.

Last week, we showed you how to set up your home workspace for maximum efficiency. Today in the second article of our Work From Home series, we’ll help you figure out how to structure your day.

Establishing routines will make all the difference between crazy days in which you get little done and productive days in which you accomplish a lot with few interruptions. Even a company that’s skeptical of work-from-homers has to appreciate productive workdays!

These are the three questions you should ask yourself when setting up your workday routines:

By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The destination workplace: Management Tips

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Explore Management Tips at lynda.com.

Want a working environment that attracts talent? One where team members feel real commitment? Build a “destination workplace”—an organization with purpose, enlightened leadership, engaged employees, and of course competitive wages and benefits.

In this week’s first management tip, I’ll show you how to begin creating this kind of environment by establishing deeper connections with your team. In particular, we’ll focus on connecting with the most far-flung members—the groups and individuals working remotely. It’s important to know when and how to reach out to your remote employees to inform them, seek their input, and acknowledge their efforts. Each year technology allows more and more professionals to work anywhere, anytime, but theirs can quickly become an isolated experience. Don’t let them feel left out of the family!

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