Technology has – and will continue to – revolutionize the workplace in ways that we couldn’t have ever expected even just a decade ago, and no technology has been more disruptive than the internet and its ability to allow remote teams to work on a business from all corners of the globe (independently or all at the same time) to build the kinds of businesses that never could have existed before.
Between 2005 and 2012, remote employee rates jumped 80% and are only going to continue to climb higher and higher every year. Smart, strategic, and savvy business owners understand just how big a boost to their bottom line remote teams can be, which is why you need to be leveraging them ASAP if you aren’t already.
Here are four ways to get the most out of remote teams to help your business grow exponentially from here on out!
Incentivize remote team members that bring in new business
Every single employee in your operation should understand that they are also one of your most important salespeople and that they should be doing everything they can to bring in new business, to refer new clients, and to win new accounts or sales – but they should also be incentivized to take this initiative and help you build your business at the same time.
Remote employees that are incentivized to bring in new business may be able to reach into markets and networks that you wouldn’t have been able to access otherwise. Be sure that there is a clear incentive path for them to take advantage of to help you boost your business in this way.
Build teams based off of core competencies
It’s of the utmost importance that you don’t only find the perfect person to hire to help grow your company, but that you find the perfect person for your remote teams and the tasks at hand – someone with core competencies that complement the competencies of the rest of your remote team to build and grow just as quickly as humanly possible.
Higher slowly and fire quickly, always looking to mesh your remote teams together as best you can with personality and strengths matches and you’ll see your success skyrocket.
Encourage your employees help you root out inefficiencies
For one reason or another, remote employees can get it in their mind that they have to do things the way that you instruct them to, sticking to a rigid system that may or may not be the most efficient way to get work done.
There certainly a time, a place, and a specific need for rigid structures in business but you should always encourage your remote employees to help you find any inefficiencies in the structures that you have built. They’ll be able to help you fix the problem, speed up results, and improve efficiency across the board.
Meet up with one another in real life
Remote workers can feel distant from any of the core employees you have working on site, and they may even feel ostracized or like they are nothing more than a mercenary or hired gun. This can cripple morale, force them to jump ship when they get an opportunity to do so, or cripple their productivity over time.
Hold meet ups and retreats from time to time to bring EVERYONE together and you will be able to foster a sense of community, a sense of togetherness, and create bonds that will help your business grow just as fast as possible with everyone pulling in the same direction.
About the Author
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