Tools for Managing Your Remote Team
The rise of the digital nomad is upon us. With more companies allowing remote workers, there needs to be an efficient way to manage remote teams. Micromanaging is not potent, but it’s usually a costly waste of time and money. So how do you lead your remote team? As cliché is it may be, there’s an app for that. Let’s talk about what you need to succeed.
What is Everyone Doing?
Task management is essential to managing remote teams. Being able to see what everyone on your team is working on a glance makes planning and reporting effortless. Having an app that allows transparency is beneficial. That pellucidity enables everyone on the team to be able to see the larger picture of how their work comes together. This helps remote workers feel more included, no matter where in the world they are they can see how they fit into the company. Having transparency in tasks also lends itself to the proper allocation of resources. Perhaps one team member has tasks stacking up, but another has a relatively light load. You as the manager can reassign tasks as needed to ensure that everything gets completed on time. You can also hold your team accountable if they are falling behind in their tasks.
Team Work Makes the Dream Work
Collaboration is critical when managing remote teams. Just because everyone is not in the same room doesn’t mean they can’t work together efficiently. Features like chat and document collaboration make working together much more comfortable. Rather than bog team members down with having to wade through texts, emails, and a collection of document storage apps, try an all in one solution so that everything is in one place. Team members will be able to function more efficiently, quickly finding all the information they need to complete their tasks and meet goals.
One challenge of remote teams is contributors being in different time zones, and working at different times. What do you do when you have a quick question or need to share a file quickly after hours? A comprehensive mobile app can save the day, allowing you to access files and communicate while on the go. This feature may not sound like a necessity but mobile devices are becoming more prevalent, and the amount of time and work now being completed on mobile devices is increasing. Having a remote team requires staying connected to meet deadlines and complete tasks.
While there are lots of apps available for chat, document collaboration, file storage, task management and video conferencing the cost of having multiple apps adds up quickly. If you are prosperous and your team grows, so does your cost. Finding an all-in-one app that combines all the features you need to manage your remote team will save time and money.