Working Remotely is Hard, but So Worth it!

What is your first thought when asked about remote collaboration?
Anticipation of endless free time? Fear of not managing your workload? Dread of being cut off from your colleagues in both social and collaborative ways? Or does it make no difference to you where you work from?
Very often, the people we ask about “remote working skills” automatically go for describing the tools they use to facilitate it. And this is great, but having the right tools is not the whole story. With the great choice of work collaboration tools we are presented with, you are bound to find the one that will suit your needs.
The aspect that requires more attention is the general team communication and attitude towards other team members. But how to manage an attitude towards co-workers that you hardly ever see?

Remote Application of People Skills


Staying on Top of the Information Flow

Extra Attention on the Quiet Types

Acknowledgement & Recognition

Improvement Strategies

Sticking with the Traditional Productivity Tips

Engaging a remote team to cooperate on a project can be a great success, but it demands a lot of attention to detail and the right kind of people. Not everyone will intuitively know how to make sense from working in their home, but with the right information and processes in place, it can be done.
And the benefits of running a remote project are great — there is a choice of team members from anywhere on the planet, there are office space cost savings and the team get great flexibility in choosing their hours and methods.
So, plenty of liberty is involved — the only thing that must be present to make it work is TRUST between the team and their manager.

The article was first published on the Kanban Tool Blog.