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Redmon's Rule #137 - Reduce the Distance of Remote Teams

Remote teams require emotionally intelligent, agile leaders who understand the impact of both physical and psychological distance. Distributed employees are faced with communication challenges unfamiliar - and quickly forgotten - by their local counterparts.

What’s usually a quick pop-in across the hall can turn into hours waiting on an emailed reply.

Focus on solutions that reduce psychological distance. Instead of sending an email, opt for a phone or use video conferencing when available. Build camaraderie with face-to-face communication, encourage team participation, and invite remote employees to share their knowledge and insight.

 

Tags: Distance, Leadership, Managment, Redmon's Rules, Remote Teams