Managing people can be tough, and it gets tougher if the people you manage are in different locations. The number of freelancers working all over the world is growing steadily, and access to these talents is as easy as a job post in platforms like Upwork and Guru. Different apps and tools also help in keeping the communication open. File sharing apps, project management tools and time trackers enable managers to keep track of their remote staff’s progress.There are a lot of opinions about how truly effective remote teams are, but with the right team, process and tools, it definitely gets you the results you need. The key is to select the right people for the right job, and communicating with them effectively to work towards your goals and targets.
The art of delegation takes a lot of self-analysis to work. You would need to know the scope to be done, understand which areas you are good at and decide what tasks you need to outsource for your business’ benefit. Knowing what kind of talent you need to get to make things work is also a factor to consider, and bringing these individuals together to form a team can also be quite challenging. Good thing though, that project management apps like Trello exists, which makes it easier to track and organize your ideas and your assigned work.
Join NextStep Founder and Serial Entrepreneur, Greg Prudhommeaux on September 22, 2016 at 9 AM to 12 PM as he talks about how he manages his NextStep team despite the location differences. Learn how working in China has influenced his management style and hear about how Trello helps him keep track of his current projects and ideas. Sign up now while seats are available.
Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing industry. She has been a digital nomad and freelance writer for a little over two years, and enjoys reading bedtime stories to her bouncing toddler.
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