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Best Practices to Successfully Manage Remote Teams



As our workforce grows and working remotely becomes more the norm rather than the exception, both managers and staff are facing new challenges. Learning how to use and train others on new technologies and maintaining relationships and ensuring effective communication are only a few of the trials and tribulations facing leaders and teams in 2021. With competing priorities and less in-person interaction, it can be difficult to select the most important elements to focus on. The following tips, although intended primarily for managers as a framework to help adapt to the new normal and support teams in virtual environments, are also guidelines for employees who want to prosper and thrive going forward.


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1. Focus on Outcomes


In remote environments, results are paramount. Working remotely changes the way that we manage our time. Understanding that these workday dynamics are significantly different than those of a traditional office, successful remote managers prioritize results an