Managing Your Team Remotely
From creating an actual “Work From Home” handbook to building a supportive culture, there are so many things that need to be created when you take your team out of the office and into the remote work space. How you manage your team once you enter the remote work area is a difficult course to navigate. In a recent article from Forbes, they sat down with 100% remote work company GitLab to get some of their best insights to having a successful remote company.
Have organized —but optional — meetings
“Much of the same advice that is applicable to in-person meetings also applies to meetings within an all-remote company, with a few notable distinctions,” Murph and his team explain. “Anyone who has worked in a corporate environment has likely seen the sarcastic ‘I Survived Another Meeting That Should Have Been An Email’ award. Don’t book a meeting by default — strive to make meetings optional.” Plus, in global all-remote companies, there are time-zone differences that can make synchronous meetings impractical and inefficient. “You should aim to record all meetings, particularly when key individuals aren’t able to join live. This allows team members to catch up on what transpired, adding context to notes that were taken during the meeting.”