If you work from home or from the road, or manage people who do, you know that staying connected, engaged and motivated is even more of a challenge away from the hub of the office. Mindflash CEO Donna Wells, who runs a team that is more than 50% remote, shared her expertise this week on Mashable, with 5 Tips on Training Remote Workers. Here's the post:
Every year, I find myself working with more colleagues who work remotely — from home, from outside the office and even outside the country. At my company, more than half of our full-time employees work in places other than our headquarters in Palo Alto, California. It’s not just a trend among software companies; it’s where most businesses are moving. Nearly 75% of the American workforce –- and 35 % of the global workforce — will be mobile by 2013, according to market research firm IDC.
Getting all of these remote folks performing well and in sync is a critical discipline to master. It’s not so simple. There are risks in hiring remote teams such as feelings of isolation and the problems managers face in keeping remote workers motivated, informed and engaged. In my experience, there are some important rules of the road to help get your far-flung employees up to speed and at peak performance.
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