Remote team work. What are your DOs and DON'Ts to build a solid team?
Hey! Now I am building my second project with 100% remote marketing team. Even if I myself am fully committed to the office thus totally not enjoying coffeeshops around Europe or sunny workplace by the ocean in South-East Asia (which are major accosiations with instagram-worthy remote work, I suppose) I like the concept itself for various reasons: – More effective work and task tracking. Tasks are getting done quicker – no need sitting out office hours 8/5. – Everything is accountable. – Trust builds non-toxic relationships between team-mates and managers – Video-conferencing is fun But there is definitely the other side: – It's nice to have peers around and often great ideas are born in the little chats – "collisions" throughout the day, which is not always the case with remote team-mates – Monthly retainer, hourly rates, part-time commitment? Salary models are different for the members of one team. Difficult to manage and keep the same level of engagement for everyone. – Payments! It's a pain if the team is distributed worldwide. – Well.. simply mental health issues, loneliness and problems with unplugging. Self-discipline should be trained well to guide towards the healthy work-life balance. Daily dose of communication is required. – Career growth paths? What are your thoughts on remote teams? What make remote work super productive, inspiring and enabling growth for the team?