Nat Turner says, “Good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity.” We can’t agree anymore! Clear cut communication is a necessity when it comes to managing a remote workforce. It requires a persistent effort but it’s certainly achievable. If you want to establish strong communication within your virtual workforce, we have rounded up some tips that you can use to lead your remote team in the most effective way possible.
1. Use the best available tools
There is nothing better than physically identifying with colleagues but with some exciting tools available online, it is now easier to organise and share your everyday tasks and to-do lists with your virtual team. Starting from emails to different messaging platforms, including Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, SightSpeed and Skype, there’s a lot out there which can help you keep connected with your virtual staff.
2. Clearly define your goals:
It is important to state your requirements, expectations, project description and deadline for any project that you assign to your virtual team. This will help you build an ongoing relationship with your virtual team and make it easier for you to work with them.
3. Provide genuine feedback:
Where it is important to appreciate the accomplishments of your virtual staff, it is also critical to discuss with them the necessary amendments and improvements they are expected to bring in the future. Your honest word will motivate them to invest more effort into their work, and multiply their productivity.