Remote Management

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.

5 Ways to Drive Employee Motivation with Your Company Culture
5 Ways to Drive Employee Motivation with Your Company Culture

It isn’t a secret that the best company cultures often have the most productive teams, satisfied customers, and lowest turnover rates. They’re also able to attract top talent and help…

The History of Remote Work
The History of Remote Work

Working from home has been a part of human history for hundreds of years. So, what happened recently? When did home-based work lose popularity, and how is the work environment…

Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication for Remote Teams
Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication for Remote Teams

The term “remote” implies distance—but with regard to working remotely, time is just as critical a factor as the distance between you and your remote team members. Why? Because time…

6 Remote Work Management Tips for Top-Level Managers
6 Remote Work Management Tips for Top-Level Managers

Last week I had an 8:00 a.m. meeting that, because of traffic, took me 42 minutes to get to. This is abnormal for me because I don’t sit in traffic—almost…

Managing in a Geographically Distributed Workplace
Managing in a Geographically Distributed Workplace

In an increasingly more competitive business landscape, talent pools are shrinking and national borders are blurring. As a result, the geographically distributed workplace is becoming more popular—but there are many…

Are You a Natural Remote Team Leader?
Are You a Natural Remote Team Leader?

Sure, leading a team takes practice, but when it comes down to it, some people are just natural-born leaders. That doesn’t mean that if you’re not a natural leader you…

4 Perks for Remote Workers that Aren’t Technology Stipends
4 Perks for Remote Workers that Aren’t Technology Stipends

Surfing lessons. On-site concierge services for employees. House cleaning services. There are lots of fun perks that employees are getting in both traditional and remote companies. If you’re looking to…

How to Manage In-Office Workers When You’re Remote
How to Manage In-Office Workers When You’re Remote

When you think of a remote work situation, you might imagine that most (or all) of the staff is working remotely. But what if it’s you as the manager who…

Is There a Difference Between Distributed Teams and Remote Teams?
Is There a Difference Between Distributed Teams and Remote Teams?

Distributed, remote, telecommute – these terms, frequently used by work flexibility advocates, might sound similar, but truly they’re quite different. Here we’ll specifically be looking at the differences between distributed teams…

3 Ways to Make Remote Team Meetings Interactive
3 Ways to Make Remote Team Meetings Interactive

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­When managing a remote team, engaging each employee at your remote team meetings should be an imperative goal. The distance and sometimes infrequent communication with remote employees can be detrimental…

6 Difficult Things About Managing a Remote Workforce
6 Difficult Things About Managing a Remote Workforce

Sure, not having to schlep into an office is amazing. And having work-life balance is pretty awesome, too. But there are definitely difficult things about managing a remote workforce. Here…

How Our Team Handles Technology Stipends for Remote Workers
How Our Team Handles Technology Stipends for Remote Workers

Managing a group of remote workers can be tough. From setting proper communication expectations to facilitating the kind of watercooler talk that strengthens team bonding, happiness, and ultimately productivity, one…

The Digital Workplace Defined in 6 Traits
The Digital Workplace Defined in 6 Traits

If you were asked to define a traditional workplace, what might you say? Office spaces. Boring, bland cubicles. Reams of paper. Computer equipment. Office supplies. Workers. For the most part,…

4 Difficult Things About Remote Workforce Management
4 Difficult Things About Remote Workforce Management

As more companies jump on the telecommuting bandwagon, many managers realize that remote work poses unique challenges, especially when it comes to remote workforce management. Our team at Hubstaff has…

How to Address Time Zone Conflicts with Remote Teams
How to Address Time Zone Conflicts with Remote Teams

Stellar communication is the holy grail of remote companies. Without having a traditional office in which employees can hang around the company watercooler, it’s imperative that companies offer ways in…

Encourage Exercise with Walking Meetings for Remote Workers, and Other Tips
Encourage Exercise with Walking Meetings for Remote Workers, and Other Tips

When people are hired for remote jobs, they often imagine the amazing work-life balance they’ll finally have. And for the most part, that’s true, since working from home can be…

Video: The Importance of Trust in Remote Work
Video: The Importance of Trust in Remote Work

Trust. It’s something that seems to come hard but is essential to building relationships, especially in a remote work environment. In fact, it’s crucial not to underestimate the importance of…

What Remote Companies Should Know About BYOA
What Remote Companies Should Know About BYOA

You’ve heard of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). You’ve also heard of BYOB (although that’s a completely different topic!). And now there’s a new acronym that’s taken up residence in…

4 Best Practices for Remote Team Retreats
4 Best Practices for Remote Team Retreats

Step aside, boring business meetings. Remote companies looking to breathe new life into ho-hum remote team retreats should take a cue from Formstack (which happens to be one of the…

How Virtual Companies Can Celebrate the Holidays
How Virtual Companies Can Celebrate the Holidays

Although being a virtual company can make in-person meetings a bit more difficult, it doesn’t have to put a damper on the spirit of the holidays. Thanks to new technology…

How to Better Attract and Engage Remote Workers
How to Better Attract and Engage Remote Workers

Talent is everywhere these days. All over the world, people have access to technologies that are helping them become experts in many different fields. Never before have we had the…

6 Business Books for Remote Teams and Leaders
6 Business Books for Remote Teams and Leaders

Business books—either you love them and find them useful, or you cringe at the thought of reading them when tossed your way. No matter your stance on the power of…

4 Proven Remote Productivity Monitoring and Management Strategies
4 Proven Remote Productivity Monitoring and Management Strategies

Measuring productivity is one of the key pieces of information companies consider when looking at offering flexible work options such as telecommuting. Companies considering giving remote options to their workforce…

5 Data Security Tips for Distributed Teams
5 Data Security Tips for Distributed Teams

You’ve crossed every t and dotted every i when it comes to setting up your remote company. Having carefully implemented policies and procedures to attract top-tier telecommuting talent, your team…

Managing a Remote Workforce that Spans Generations: 5 Tips
Managing a Remote Workforce that Spans Generations: 5 Tips

Adapting to the ever changing workplace environment is challenging for managers. Not only is the office culture changing with the advancement of more flexible work options, the people who make…

Dell’s Tools for a Successful Virtual Team
Dell’s Tools for a Successful Virtual Team

I joined Dell over four years ago, and it was my first experience as a remote team member on a global, successful virtual team. This was a complete change from…

5 Ways to Replicate the Office in a Virtual Work Environment
5 Ways to Replicate the Office in a Virtual Work Environment

For workers who are used to being in a traditional office, it can be difficult to transition to a virtual work environment. That’s why it’s up to employers to try…

4 Ideas to Help Remote Workers Meet in Person
4 Ideas to Help Remote Workers Meet in Person

One challenge to managing remote workers is that there’s limited face-to-face interactions, and this lack of personal contact can make everyone feel a bit distant. To combat this issue, it’s…

5 Remote Work Management Fears
5 Remote Work Management Fears

If your brick-and-mortar company is considering going remote, there are sure to be some concerns that will arise. One such concern revolves around the remote work management. And while it…

How Robotics Can Support Remote Workers: Double Robotics Interview, Part 2
How Robotics Can Support Remote Workers: Double Robotics Interview, Part 2

The idea of using a robot to connect remote workers seems like, well, a futuristic pipe dream. But the staff at Double Robotics can confirm that it’s not a distant,…

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