He extends this company culture to employees who don’t have the benefit of on-site camaraderie by taking the time to call or write to them and give a virtual pat on the back.
3. Incorporate in-person connection.
While day-to-day work may take place in separate locations, try to add in some degree of in-person connectivity. If you and your employee work in the same city, have a monthly or bi-weekly meetings in person. If you’re located further away from one another, perhaps a quarterly on-site is possible.
While virtual work can make productivity soar, it can also be isolating for some — particularly for those who crave a social outlet from work. If your employee falls into this camp, he or she will likely appreciate the opportunity to have some one-on-one time, sporadic as it may be.
What are some tips you’ve found helpful when managing a virtual team? Let me know in the comments below.
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As Principal of Cari Sommer Media + Communications and co-founder of Urban Interns, Cari Sommer focuses primarily on business strategy, public relations, marketing and business development. In short, Cari spends her time trying to convince anyone and everyone that Urban Interns is a need-to-know resource for growing companies and job seekers.