Starting a business is difficult, even at the best of times.
Now consider starting a business that relies on a distributed workforce.
You’ll find that without taking the necessary steps to ensure everyone in the company is on the same page, it’s a nightmare.
There’s no water-cooler, no stand-up meetings, and no face-to-face brainstorming sessions over lunch. A company that relies on a distributed workforce lives and dies by communication. Our workforce is distributed, and I’ve found it to be very effective. Of course, I’ve learned there are certain rules to follow.
Here Are 4 Rules To manage The Distributed Workforce
Hire Great Communicators
At any company, the first hire sets the tone for the rest of the organisation. They’ll teach secondary hires the core principles of communicating with the company and how to interact with the team.
If your company has a distributed workforce, it’s essential that your first hire possesses fantastic communication skills (in addition to other qualifications, obviously). Then, with every subsequent hire, spend time evaluating the candidate’s communication skill set. Are they concise? Do they remain on point? Can they carry out a written conversation?