- When you set clear goals, have a robust decision making process, communicate effectively and give your people autonomy, we find remote teams are more productive than an office based team. About 13% more productive - that's nearly a day a week!
- Be mindful of how a person prefers to receive feedback: do they like the real-time video call, or would they prefer an email so they can sit and reflect on the feedback before responding?
- Some managers feel that workers must be present as proof of productivity. We find the opposite is true. Having the freedom to block out distractions and focus on work in a place that's quiet and undisturbed, leads to greater productivity
- With so many tools that enable people to work together today, there’s no reason why remote teams can’t be as effective as those in the same room. But it’s a real skill to manage a team that’s partially distributed across remote, hub and office. Leaders need appropriate skills and technology
- We recommend a Smart Leadership programme supported by learning and development for the Smart Team development programme that aligns to a Smart Culture.
Work happens in Brains - not offices.
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