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This is a great tool to connect all of your apps and automate your workflows. It makes it easy for your remote team to move info between your web apps automatically.
Just tell Zapier the apps you use, and it will connect them. You’ll find this especially helpful for people who like different apps. Zapier creates a “zap” for users and lets them know when they receive information.
#4: Set Expectations
The expectations you set for your remote team are key to your success.
Because there isn’t an inherent structure to their day, and you aren’t there peering over their shoulders, your remote team needs to know what’s expected of them.
Provide them with some weekly structure through your expectations.
While you might have laid these out during the hiring process, you want to stay on top of them on at least a monthly, or preferably weekly time frame.
Ensure your staff members know the following:
The goals and tasks to be accomplished each week or month.
The tasks each team member is responsible for.
Who to go to with problems or issues.
How many hours are in the work week.
The ways you expect to communicate with them.
How often you want them to check in by phone or online.
It’s up to you or their direct supervisor to set the tone for expectations. It’s the only way to ensure the employee/remote team member relationship is solid.
In our digital age, it’s not only possible, but incredibly easy, to hire a remote team.
You’ll find that skilled team members don’t just live in your city – they might live a state away or a whole country away. And, these just might be the people who can help you steer your company to global success.
What’s more, many people today, especially Millennials, appreciate the flexibility that comes with working remotely.
Do be sure to use our four tips for managing successful remote teams so you create a cohesive and productive team that propels your company into the future.
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