If your team isn’t sitting in the same office or even the same state, you may need some newpractices to keep things running smoothly. Try these tips from Travefy co-founder David Donner Chait:
- Facilitate open communication. Hold regular , and keep communication open so work doesn’t slow down when questions arise.
- Manage milestones, not processes. Worry less about how and when work gets done, only that it’s getting done. Focus on achieving goals.
- Use technology to your advantage. Use video chat for better communication during meetings, and try other programs and applications that aid collaborative efforts.
- Don’t forget . Even remote teams need to bond, so make sure you make time to discuss nonwork topics and get together in person from time to time, if you can.
— Adapted from “4 Tips for Turning a Dispersed Team into an Asset,” David Donner Chait, YoungEntrepreneur.com.