If You Want to Manage a High-Functioning Remote Team, First Prove You’re Sane

Nobody wants to work for Darth Vader

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A remote team has to rely on your written communication to asses who you are. Photo by RawPixel.com on pexels.com

You Can’t See Your Team Working

VISUAL CUES ARE PLEASANT BUT NOT SUFFICIENT

The Remote Workforce Runs On Trust

Your Team Can’t See You, Either

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A wall in my office. This is what you see if we’re on a video call together.
Darth Vader preparing to choke you with the Force
Darth Vader preparing to choke you with the Force
If you aren’t careful, your team may feel like they’re working for Darth Vader — and nobody wants that. Photo from purepng.com

Mindfully Manage Your Image

MEET ONE ON ONE VIA VIDEO CALL

MEET TOGETHER AS A TEAM OVER VIDEO CALL

SHOW YOUR HUMAN SIDE

USE POSITIVE LANGUAGE IN YOUR WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

SHARE THE HUMAN MOMENTS IN YOUR DAY

Written by

Mexican Yankee in Canada. Remote work speaker, manager. teresamdouglas.com. Book: Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams

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