6 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Employees Who Work from Home Need Your Time & Energy Too

Create and Maintain a Remote Workforce

While it may seem like a massive challenge to manage remote employees, it can actually be quite similar to overseeing an in-office staff. Find out how to effectively manage a remote workforce with these tips.

6. Implement a Company Culture

Let’s say your company prides itself on its superior customer service. Whatever the core of your company is, you should always share it with your employees no matter how long they’ve worked for you.

Let potential employees know the company’s beliefs during the interview process. New hires can grasp it better during the training process, and seasoned employees can be reminded of your company’s culture during management meetings. After all, your employees should always know what your company stands for—and where it’s going.

When employees are included in the company culture, they will not only appreciate it, but they will work harder to help the company achieve its goals.

5. Hold Regular Meetings

With staff stretched out from Singapore to Sioux City, it’s crucial to keep everyone in sync.

By having regularly scheduled meetings, you’ll ensure everyone is always on the same page. It will aid with the goal of making sure your team has the most accurate, up-to-date information, and that they are on track with their work goals as well.

4. Make Yourself Available

In addition to company-wide meetings, it’s a good idea to check in with individual members of the team often.

By taking the time to speak with employees on a one-on-one basis, you’ll know if there are any issues the employee is facing, if his job needs to be fine-tuned, and be able to troubleshoot before a small problem becomes a big issue.

3. Recognize Excellence

If an employee does a stellar job on a project, it’s not enough to quickly send an email of thanks. So offer a virtual pat on the back instead.

Be sure to let the entire team know of an employee’s job well done and encourage them to offer kudos, too. Little gestures pack a big punch, so you can send a thank you gift (such as flowers or a gift card) to show how much the employee’s work means to you and the company as a whole.

2. Offer Coaching/Mentoring

Telecommuting employees thrive in any work environment when two of their most important needs are met. First, they need to feel as if they are valued and respected within their organization. Second, they excel when management invests in them to help in the trajectory of their career.

Both of these needs can be accomplished by offering coaching for all employees as well as mentoring services. You’ll be investing in your employees and, in turn, they will be more invested in your organization and its success.

1. Set Clearly Defined Goals

As an organization, you have goals that you want to meet on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

It’s paramount to the success of the company to share those goals with your team. Letting them know what you expect of them—and what they can expect of the company in return—can help keep your remote workforce sharp, focused, and productive.

 

Whether you’re managing remote employees or traditional in-office workers, you need to make sure their compensation is correct.

 

 

 

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