The Complete Guide to Managing Remote Employees: Introduction

The thought of managing remote teams or operating a remote working environment can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you arm yourself with the right tools, mindset and employees, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about.

Often, remote teams manage themselves due to the nature of their work. Remote employees are usually good at managing their own time, staying productive and adhering to deadlines. In fact, remote employees are twice as likely to work beyond 40 hours a week. And it doesn’t end there: Remote workers are often 20% more productive when they can tackle creative projects on their own.

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In order for that productivity to happen, it’s important to hire the right people for the job. While remote employees can certainly do all those things, they can just as easily fail to do them. In other words, there is potential for both the structure and the productivity of your remote teams to go downhill if you’re not prepared.

You must teach your remote employees best practices so they remain efficient, focused and active. Things can fall apart quickly if just one or two remote workers are flaky, especially if they’re responsible for a majority of the work.

Even after you find the right employees, you need to build a strong culture and a strong relationship with the people who answer to you. There are several ways to do this, which we will explain in full detail in our guide.

In short, we want to help you build a successful and booming remote work environment for everyone!

To get there, you’ll need to understand what tools are necessary for managing remote employees, along with how to use them. You’ll also need to understand how to bring those employees together, even when they are hundreds — if not thousands — of miles apart. More importantly, you’ll need to be able to identify when someone is ideal for a remote opportunity, and when someone simply won’t cut it. Believe us when we say it will save you headaches if you iron this out beforehand.

Successful remote teams are different because they are more personal, connected and organized. But this isn’t necessarily something that just falls into place. It takes time to get to an efficient and productive level, and there are a lot of tools and practices that can ensure it happens.

In this guide, we’re going to explore everything from the creation of a remote team to the regular maintenance required by this setup. This guide will help you keep your team effective and develop it into a long-term business partnership.

Want to know more? Click below to get a crash course on finding the perfect remote employees and setting up a successful remote work environment. From the hiring process to the later stages of business, the information is presented in one easy-to-download package.

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