Managing a team is never easy, and when you have a diverse team scattered across the globe, the task becomes doubly difficult. Remote work culture has become an accepted norm in Covid times and ease of doing business due to the tech and digital tools now available make the transition possible.
The most common problems that are faced whilst managing a remote team are communication, different time zones, cultural and geographical differences and levels of engagement.
There are some important things that a manager or an organization needs to overcome these issues:
The proper technical tools across board
An empathetic culture
Team building exercises
Earlier, with teams being physically present in an office, seeing a project through its various cycles was easy as the tasks could be allocated, tracked and evaluated easily. Any miscommunication or difficulties that occurred could be sorted and solved in-person.
But when teams are scattered, carrying out a task becomes difficult. Even if you have regular meetings where tasks are allocated and discussed, there are certain verbal and physical clues that are missing.