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How To Effectively Manage Remote Team Projects

How To Effectively Manage Remote Team Projects

These days, businesses everywhere are adopting work-from-home arrangements, however, working remotely isn't as simple as the traditional workflows that offices have grown used to.

That being said, here are some tips to ensure efficiency and productivity for your remote team projects.

1) Progress Tracking

Online, managers can't afford to supervise tasks 24/7. While leaders may insist on getting frequent progress updates, this can end up negatively affecting their performance and overall confidence if the frequent updates turn to micromanagement. To ensure a project's success and completion, it's best to keep track of things through project management software. Project management software allows managers to see employees' progress through dashboards and reports. This, in turn, helps managers assess a project's status while helping employees find a remote work-life balance.

2) Team Collaboration

Although projects are collaborative by nature, remote work can still make team members feel like they're working alone. Collaboration plays an integral part of success, leaders need to be able to maintain a strong sense of teamwork - and this applies both in real life and online. Successful collaboration calls for leaders to create thoughtful connections within their team in an effort to figure out the best way to support each member. A great way to boost team collaboration is by regularly conducting calls through video conferencing apps like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, instead of communicating endlessly in an email thread, Video conferencing humanizes conversations, which can help team members feel truly connected. All in all, collaboration ensures that the team stays on the same page even if everyone's in their own (home) office.

3) Have Regular Check-ins

It's key for managers to look after the well-being of their employees regularly.while hitting targets is essential, it's equally important for each team member to be in a healthy state of mind. Workers are more productive when they're happier. To this end, leaders can establish regular check-ins - preferably, once a week - to see how their members are progressing with their project tasks.

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