Many people are working from home for the first time due to the current situation, but this doesn’t mean it will affect your team's productivity or output. Having managed both national and international teams in previous roles, I’ve learnt that making sure your team have consistent goals, and the tools available to achieve them with is essential.
The key outline points essential to successfully managing any team can be easily broken down into 5 measurable and actionable areas.
Make sure everyone within the business understands what you want to achieve and exactly how that’s going to happen.
Group meetings, discussions and deadlines will highlight what is being achieved, and compare the required actions to the schedule, relative to the agreed deadlines. Keep in regular communication and monitor what’s achieved daily, weekly and monthly.
Make sure goals, actions and deadlines are clearly defined and ultimately achievable for each area of the business.
Make sure that practical actions are being taken to achieve the desired outcomes.
Clear communication across all departments will allow others to see how their individual responsibilities interlink with others and understand, it must be a joint and considered effort by all in involved.
Above all be available to answer questions and understand that different people have different learning styles.