Not long ago there was a rash of articles which claimed that remote workers were unhappy, if not downright paranoid. So here’s the good news: not one of the problems identified is actually a problem with remote working. They’re signs that not all managers are doing the best job at looking after their remote team. Don’t believe us? Here’s the breakdown.
In this article, we will take a look at the potential problems that may arise when using synchronous communication rather than asynchronous communication; the importance of asynchronous tools being in sync; and the benefits of synchronous communication for you, your remote team and even your clients.
Making sure that everyone knows what is expected of them is management 101. It’s taught in all those slick ‘even an idiot like you can be a manager’ books, and in every training course on the subject. And yet, a surprising number of projects go awry because expectations weren’t set effectively. Here are some thoughts on getting your remote team all on the same page.
Fact: happy staff is more productive. It’s not that we’re monsters who only care about deadlines and deliverables, it’s just that the positive side effects of happiness are a gift we’d be foolish to turn down. So here’s our quick guide on how to measure happiness – and reap the rewards!
The team at DistantJob is always trying and testing new additions to our virtual office. Our writers Angela and Ria have provided in-depth guides on the pros and cons of several tools. They cover each need that may arise when assembling a virtual office. In this piece, you’ll be able to find the full set of winners.
Do you know if you’re sending the right message? At DistantJob we’ve assembled the best need to know nonverbal cues so you can communicate with confidence.