#NewYearGoals: Be a Better Leader
4 Tips for Managing Remote Employees
Octane’s #NewYearGoals2018 series is focused on tackling small, attainable goals to achieve big results. Today, we take on leadership. Aljaz Fajmut, founder of Nightwatch, offers four ways to work more successfully with remote staff members.
Hiring a team of remote workers has its perks. You save money on office space and supplies. You can hire based purely on talent, not location. If you’re hiring freelancers or contractors, you also have the benefit of scaling up only when you need additional help.
Still, remote employees also pose a few challenges, particularly for managers. How do you successfully mentor and guide a cross-functional team of workers who work across geographies? Is it possible to prevent feelings of isolation in team members? Can you effectively assess and track their productivity?