When you’re in the office, it’s easy to be lulled into believing you know exactly what your team is working on.
After all, if they’re at their desks, they must be working — right?
Here are six pillars to focus on for effective remote employee management:
- Track time and attendance: Use a time tracking tool to monitor when your remote employees are working and for how long.
- Set clear goals and objectives: Clearly define what you expect from your remote employees, and track their progress towards these goals.
- Use project management software: Use tools like Trello, Asana, or Jira to manage tasks and projects, and to monitor the progress of your remote team.
- Keep in touch: Regular check-ins and team meetings are important to ensure that remote employees feel connected and engaged.
- Measure results: Use metrics such as the number of tasks completed, projects delivered, or customer satisfaction to measure the productivity of your remote team.
- Provide feedback: Give your remote employees regular feedback on their performance and let them know what they are doing well and where they can improve.
You’ve Got This!
We’ve learned from experience that if you measure the performance of remote workers using the principles from this list, you’ll have the reassurance you need that your remote staff is performing within your expectations.