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5 Ways to Successfully Manage a Remote Team

Leadership Skills for Small Businesses
Whether you have a few people that telecommute to the office or a huge virtual team, remote employees are now the norm.

It can be a challenge not only to find reliable remote employees but also to effectively manage your team from afar.

Employees and leaders need to understand their roles, be motivated to work hard and communicate with other team members. It's also essential to understand that certain industries lend themselves better to remote opportunities.

For example, an insurance company may have Customer Service Reps, Claims Specialists, Auditors, Underwriters and more working successfully from anywhere in the world while pharmaceutical sales reps may need more face-to-face interaction with clients.

Here are 5 ways to develop your remote leadership skills and make managing your team less stressful:

1. Schedule regular meetings

If you have contractors or employees, having meetings once a week or once every few weeks lets your remote team …