The good news is that modern technology makes effective communication far easier. You’ve now got an abundance of communicatory tools at your disposal. Everything from video conferencing and business communication software to text messages and emails can be put to use.
Everybody in the team has to be on the same page for remote work to run smoothly. It’s about knowing the rules of engagement: what’s expected of them and when.Only with that information in hand will the operation run as you intend it.
Make sure that you’re available as much as possible and remember to tell your team if/whenever you aren’t. You could even let people know your schedule and the best way to get in contact throughout the day.
Switching from a traditional working environment can take some getting used to–especially when you’re the manager. Indeed, as we’ve seen, managing remote teams comes with a set of brand new challenges for any team leader to wrap their head around.