Tips for managing remote workers
With advances in technology, a rapidly increasing number of organizations are choosing to save valuable overhead and increase employee satisfaction by switching to a virtual office solution. While this blog has previously explored some of the challenges workers may face during the transition period, managers and others in leadership positions may also have some questions about best practices for coordinating a remote team.
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Leaders then need to focus on setting challenging but attainable goals for their employees. Be as specific as possible when setting the deadline for tasks to avoid stress. If it is a long-term project, it can be beneficial to check in periodically to see what progress has been made and that the assignment is receiving the appropriate level of attention.
One of the largest hurdles leaders face in managing remote workers is switching from a visual-based style to a results-based style. In a traditional office setting, managers can see whether their teams are at their desk working or socializing in the break room. With a virtual office solution, managers instead need to focus on the quality and timeliness of the work being submitted.
Of course, even in today's digital world, there still may be a need to meet with clients or teams face to face. For these instances, consider On Point's Tampa meeting rooms at our waterfront Rocky Point location, which are equipped with all of the state-of-the-art amenities organizations need.