6 Management Tips in Running Your Remote Business

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The dynamics of working is changing as we speak. In the olden times (not so old though), a thriving business needs to have a physical office to conduct their operations.

But with the power of modern laptops and a blazing fast Internet connection, you can set up your dream cash cow business anywhere in the world.

 

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The Rise of Remote Businesses


Remote Businesses are on the rise. And if you're jumping in the bandwagon, it may be challenging to manage it. For one, the dynamics are different. Physical interaction is limited (or almost none!) You might even have time zone differences with your staff.

But the scalability and the cost savings surely outweigh these difficulties. If you're in the verge of going remote, check this video out.

 


 

As an entrepreneur, we are solution finders. And a solution we shall get. Here are 6 management tips in running your purely remote business in modern times.

 

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Hire the Right People


Well, this might be obvious in any business. But remember, remote working employees need to have a specific set of qualities for them to be effective.

One is being Independent. You don't have the luxury of time to supervise every single one. I mean you can't even see them. You might even be working in different time zones. You need someone who has a sense of responsibility to do his/her tasks regardless if managed or not.

Second is Adaptability. The remote working field is very much flexible. And with this comes problems that are dynamic in nature.  You want someone who can adapt easily to new "out-of-the-box solutions" just in case.

And third is Collaborative Skills. Even if we are independent, we need to work together to attain the bigger picture. This interdependence of highly skilled, independent, and adaptable people will bring your company into new heights.

 

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Delegate Effectively


As a CEO or manager of your team, you can't do everything. You need team effort to successfully run your enterprise. And with remote operations, the delegation of tasks is more important than ever.

You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of you and your team. Who is the best person for the task? Work on your strengths. Focus on things you can solely do.

Delegate tasks which can be done with output at least 80% as good as yours. And certainly, delegate deliverables requiring your weak skills. With this, you can be sure tasks are done with utmost efficiency.

 

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Daily Check-Ins


It's easier to follow people up when you can just meet them physically in the office. This is challenging in online workplaces. Communication is the key.

You need to have some form of real-time communication like Skype. With this, you know who might are there or not on a specific time schedule. And alongside this, you need to set clear objectives and expectations for their work on their schedule. You can even employ a time tracker.  

You need to know when you can expect a person to "check-in" your virtual workplace.

 

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Weekly and Quarterly Team Meetings


As a remote worker or freelancer, we usually don't know the big picture for our clients. Some days, we just blindly finish our tasks. And that's it.

But if you have key people under you or your business, letting them know the purpose or this big picture is essential. It allows them to feel they are part of something purposeful. And you can reinforce this feeling by holding a weekly and quarterly meeting for your team.

For the weekly meetings, you want to get to know them and push forward the vision and output you want to achieve for the coming weeks.

For the quarterly meetings, you want to brainstorm with them the targets for the year. And relay the focus per quarter.

In this practice, you want the alignment that it generates across your leaders in the team. If the team is aligned, you will be unstoppable.

 

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Build a Culture of Excellence


Communication in remote operations is limited. And with a growing company, you can't exactly police everyone to follow. And you don't want your managers to waste their time policing anyway. The solution to this is building a culture of excellence.

Culture basically is a set of (usually) unspoken rules that everyone follows. It represents the real core values of the company. Like how you treat each other. How people behave during meetings and client calls.

And new people just get immersed and follow "this norm". It's easier said than done though. You can check out this guide to start off your company's culture today.

 

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You Need to Trust Them


Not exactly seeing your staff might produce doubts about their productivity. Or sometimes, you don't think their abilities are on par with you.

I tell you. You should trust your team. Yes, be critical. But without trust, you cannot progress. Trust that the people you hired can deliver what they can do. If you hired well, you need to accept that there is no need to micromanage them.

Let them do great things while you do the things you are great at. Worst case, you can always hire another person if you made a mistake. Trust goes a long way.

With that, I hope you grow your remote business further with these management tips! Good luck!

 


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Victor Campeciño

April 29, 2019

You made me realized to study more about online skills needed to be considered one of those right people to be hired. I don't have any online job yet. I takes time to study and the right time to land a job. Thank you.

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Miko Eclipse

April 30, 2019

That's great! I hope you get one soon. :)

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Dette Armada

April 30, 2019

great article Miko! hit some really good points in managing a team. keep it up!

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Miko Eclipse

April 30, 2019

Thank you! It's quite challenging when everyone is remote.

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