Remote team management became vital in 2020. While many companies and business leaders had experience hiring and working with remote employees before the pandemic, for the vast majority, this was new territory. Because of how quickly things accelerated with COVID-19, leaders were forced to pivot and make quick decisions to save their business and support employees during these unprecedented times. Thanks to innovative collaboration tools like VoIP phone systems and virtual meeting platforms, the transition to remote work (and living) was more streamlined than many thought.
Once companies adjusted to this new way of working, they were able to see the many wonderful benefits of telecommuting. However, some challenges come with this new way of working. From coordinating meetings with remote team members in different time zones to ensuring employees feel supported and connected, managing a virtual team requires dedication and a willingness to think outside the box.
5 things leaders should keep in mind when building a remote team.
If you would’ve told us 30 years ago that hiring a remote team would be the norm, most wouldn’t have believed you. But look at where we are today! We hope the above tips will help you manage and build a successful remote team, as the hybrid workforce IS the future of work. Curious about Vai’s online meeting plans or VoIP calling features? Reach out to one of our knowledgeable team members today to get started.