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Working Remotely Like a Boss: Tips and Tricks

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Working remotely can be great. I’ve been working remotely in some capacity since college, and it’s allowed me to work on awesome projects with amazing people all over the world. But it wasn’t always that way; in fact, I worked remotely so poorly at first that it almost cost me my job! Here are some tips and tricks that have helped me work remotely like a boss so you can do the same.

Manage your screen share app

Software, such as Join.me, makes it easy to start meetings without spending money on long-term video conferencing software that won’t get used by your team. You can even use them on your smartphone or tablet! If you’re working remotely with clients overseas or in different time zones, make sure you have an app on your phone that allows you to change your time zone so that you’re not always waiting for them. This will allow you to spend more time working and less time stressing about when people are available. As a leader of remote workers, it’s important to remember not only how valuable they are but also how crucial it is to be an effective team leader.

Keep your teammates motivated

Despite all of our technological advancements, it’s still challenging to keep your team members motivated from afar. You might feel like working remotely takes away from your authority as a team leader; however, technology can help you share what is happening in real time. Using screen sharing apps like Join.me can help you walk others through meetings, presentations or even important tasks—all without leaving your house. It’s important to note that remote work does not have to be limited to workaholics only; many people have turned working remotely into their new normal—and don’t think twice about it.

Be an effective team leader

If you have an effective team leader who has set clear goals for each remote worker, then there are ways to accomplish them. Unfortunately, when working remotely, it can be more difficult to keep track of all your tasks. The first step is getting organized. You need to know what you’re working on from day-to-day. Figure out how much time you need for each project and write down any deadlines or other important information that may come up during that timeframe. Screen share apps make it easy to check in with your team so they can see your progress as well as ask questions if needed.

Delegate when you can’t do it yourself

Working remotely can feel lonely at times. If you find yourself having to do everything by yourself, whether it’s research or writing content, create accounts on social media or download screen share apps that let you connect with other members of your team. Not only is collaboration fun—it helps you grow as an employee because everyone is able to bring their own expertise to projects. Some great tools for connecting face-to-face include Google Hangouts, Troop Messenger, Skype and GoToMeeting.

Trust your team members

One of the most important tips for working remotely is to give your team members autonomy. They should have a feeling that they are trusted, valued and capable people in their own right. That way you’ll build an effective team leader who will be proud to represent your brand! You can use tools like Trello or Asana to keep them on track with their tasks as well as learn more about each other’s strengths, weaknesses, opinions and insights. This can really help foster communication between you.

Communicate effectively

When you work from home, communication becomes even more important than usual. You may not have to communicate face-to-face with clients, but you need to make sure that they know exactly what you’re doing on their behalf. This means making sure they understand your progress, what issues have arisen, how you plan to resolve them, etc. Take time every day to write or record an update or keep in touch with regular calls. Your client will appreciate that extra effort and so will your boss (not to mention your future career prospects).

Final Thoughts

Whether you’re about to start working remotely or already doing it, these tips can help you succeed. Because when it comes to remote work, there are no specific rules that apply to every person—this is your own gig, after all! But while some teams may be more established with more structure in place, these suggestions can help keep you sane and make your remote job more successful. Most importantly? Stay positive. You might be telecommuting but you aren’t alone.

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