I’ve been working with hundreds of virtual team members in over 9 different countries in the past 8 years. There have been times when I wanted to tear my hair out! Sometimes:
- …I had no idea what my team was doing.
- …Team members would “flake out”. They’d work effectively for a while and then their quality of work would taper off or they’d quit.
- …I was frustrated about not being able to communicate with them effectively.
- …I had many issues finding and hiring great people remotely.
Now I know a lot more about handling tough situations and issues that come with the territory when dealing with virtual teams. The strategies I now use reflect my years of experience figuring out what works best to keep the teams coherent, productive and motivated.
These are also the strategies that we use at TimeDoctor, where we have over 50 full-time team members all working virtually, remotely, to create the best remote management and productivity software for individuals and businesses. Find out more