Building trust in remote management is essential to empower and support your remote team. You must trust your employees to complete quality tasks by the deadlines without seeing the work completed. Similarly, your team members must trust that everyone is doing their part to work toward shared goals.
Facilitating trust among your remote team helps your employees feel that everyone receives the necessary communication and that the work is evenly distributed. This trust encourages your team to remain engaged and productive. Trust also increases job satisfaction, team morale, and attraction and retention rates.
Clarify what you expect of each employee and your team. Emphasize work hours, communication, skills, learning and development, and other relevant issues.
For instance, you might expect your employees to work 8 hours daily and attend a weekly team meeting. Clarifying the level of contact gives employees control over their schedules for work-life balance.
Work with your team to develop project goals. Gaining employee buy-in increases the likelihood of reaching these goals.
Ensure the project goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART). Include the following information:
Facilitate collaboration by giving your team the essential tools to complete their work. These tools support sharing and storing information in a central location for easy access.
Examples of collaboration tools include:
Hold regular team meetings to help your remote team stay aligned on projects and goals:
Be open and honest with your employees. Being transparent sets a positive foundation for managing your remote team.
For instance, show that you value sharing ideas, information, and perspectives and encourage your team to do the same. Also, hold your employees accountable for their work.
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