The way the world works is increasingly remote. This means teams are working out of the office and out of sight. That doesn’t mean they have to work less efficiently or less effectively. In fact, with the right tools, managing remote teams can be easier than anyone would have ever imagined ten or even five years ago.
Consider these things when managing remote teams in your business.
Utilize a Project Management Tool
The right project management tool can be a lifeline for organizing thoughts, streamlining information, and sharing ideas among teams who work in different locations. Whether your teams are across town, on the other side of the country, or around the world, a good project management tool ensures you’re all on the same page.
Create a Process that Works for Your Organization
Ultimately, it may take a little time to find the route that works best for your organization. Spend a little time and attention-getting to know the strengths and weaknesses of different members of your team to create a system that allows each one to shine, keeps them engaged, and gives you a much greater ROI of time and attention in the end.
Use Push to Talk Two-Way Radios
Push to talk two-way radios are important tools for keeping the lines of communication open to your remote workers no matter how remote they happen to be. With options available that function over 4G networks nationwide and beyond, it’s difficult to find a place these radios won’t work to transmit voice communication, data, images, and more. It’s the perfect solution for a roaming workforce.
Take Advantage of Available Technology
From video conferencing to software and cloud services, there is an infinite number of technology tools available to use that help remote teams work together more efficiently and effectively. Putting them to work for you can save your organization time and money while sparing you the pain of lost productivity and lack of accomplishment.
Set Specific, Actionable, Achievable Goals
Few things are more frustrating to teams than to feel as though they are always failing to meet the mark. Aggressive goals are laudable and may be deemed necessary, by some businesses, to keep workers on target. However, you risk alienating your team of remote works if you constantly create goals they cannot hope to accomplish or provide no specific direction on how they should go about accomplishing them.
The old rules of doing business are out the window as today’s workforces are increasingly mobile. Peak PTT can help you create a custom communications solution that keeps your team in the know even when they’re on the go. Call us today 855-600-6161 at to learn more.
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