Of all the main management tasks, the one that often gives managers the most concern is controlling their team and their team's activities. Statistics show that remote workers are every bit as productive as those working under day-to-day supervision - indeed, remote workers are often more productive. This does not mean that there should not be rigorous and regular reporting; frequent contact with the manager and the team is welcomed, and successes, problems and triumphs must be reported.
The secret is to make this reporting positive and useful - and not just a soulless recital of facts and figures. This tool involves the team in designing the report forms (when people are involved in setting up business systems, they are much more likely to use them happily). Use this tool when setting up a remote team or integrating new team members.
- To produce a reporting system that the team will happily use