Much about remote management is simply about best practices, but there are some important and unique considerations. From bigger picture goals such as supporting a healthy company culture to the more operational issues like communications platforms, learn how remote managers must adjust their management techniques to succeed.
Trust. It’s something that seems to come hard but is essential to building relationships, especially in a remote work environment.
You’ve heard of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). You’ve also heard of BYOB (although that’s a completely different topic!). And
Step aside, boring business meetings. Remote companies looking to breathe new life into ho-hum remote team retreats should take a
Although being a virtual company can make in-person meetings a bit more difficult, it doesn’t have to put a damper
Talent is everywhere these days. All over the world, people have access to technologies that are helping them become experts
Business books—either you love them and find them useful, or you cringe at the thought of reading them when tossed
Measuring productivity is one of the key pieces of information companies consider when looking at offering flexible work options such
You’ve crossed every t and dotted every i when it comes to setting up your remote company. Having carefully implemented
Adapting to the ever changing workplace environment is challenging for managers. Not only is the office culture changing with the
I joined Dell over four years ago, and it was my first experience as a remote team member on a
For workers who are used to being in a traditional office, it can be difficult to transition to a virtual
One challenge to managing remote workers is that there’s limited face-to-face interactions, and this lack of personal contact can make
If your brick-and-mortar company is considering going remote, there are sure to be some concerns that will arise. One such
The idea of using a robot to connect remote workers seems like, well, a futuristic pipe dream. But the staff
At Fire Engine RED, we’re a 100 percent virtual company with no home office. And “simply different” is more than
On July 8, FlexJobs launched Remote.co in response to growing interest in remote working across all professions. Our independent website
“The big transition with a distributed workforce is going from synchronous to asynchronous collaboration. Not only do we not have
Managing a distributed team and connecting remote workers can present a gauntlet of challenges to companies that are transitioning to
Working remotely has now become standard business practice for many companies. As an employer, offering remote working options has become
Here’s a quick quiz. What is the definition of “social capital”?
a) Benefits that accrue to businesses that contribute to their
If your company is contemplating implementing a remote work policy, there’s no time like the present! After all, telecommuting, once
As a remote company, it’s imperative to create a powerful team built on workers who believe in your company, its
Managing and leading others takes a specific skillset. Add a remote environment, and you add a few more necessary skills.
If you’ve decided to turn your brick and mortar business into a remote work environment, congratulations! You are joining countless
Maybe you’ve been managing teams for a dozen years, providing phenomenal leadership and building teams that any manager would be
At Fire Engine RED, we’re a 100 percent virtual company, meaning ALL of our team members work from home. Many
Choosing to go remote for your startup is a huge and important change. You now have access to a wider
While the winter of 2015 might seem like a distant memory now that we’re in the middle of a steamy
If you are not in the same room with the team you manage, how do you know if they are
When you have your entire team in one centrally located office, it’s easy to manage them. Impromptu meetings in the