5 steps to improve the performance of remote teams

This checklist will help you navigate unchartered waters of communicating with a dispersed workforce.

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No doubt you are feeling the strain of COVID-19.

The economic, social and political implications of the coronavirus are being felt by businesses everywhere. As much as anyone else, communication leaders are being forced to manage their teams in a new and stressful environment.

Your organization will need to change the way it operates and communicates. You can’t afford miscommunications or missed deadlines.

The good news is that there are models for you to build upon and examples for you to follow. Here are five steps you can take today to help your remote teams execute more effectively:

1. Create a roadmap for the next 30 days.

Don’t leave anything to chance. Create a roadmap for the next 30 days that highlights your key business priorities, crisis response, timelines, measures of accountability, metrics for success, and a progress indicator. Share this roadmap with everyone on your team. Consider creating a video or hold a video conference call to walk your team through the plan.

Roadmaps, ideally, should be plotted for the next 90 days, but because of COVID-19, things are changing very quickly and even 30 days might be a long projection.

2. Choose a remote meeting platform and make sure everyone has access.

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