You may have noticed an emerging trend in the last few years where more and more companies have a team of many or, in some cases, entirely remote individuals. Here at the Academy, we actually have more people working remotely than we have in the office!
The ability to have a team comprised of employees who work remotely enables a company to find the best talent suited for the job. Rather than being confined to a driving radius, the company can search the globe for the perfect fit. Likewise, for an employee of a company, being able to work remotely can remove a lot of distractions present in the office environment and, for some individuals, allow them to work at their peak performance.
One of the major obstacles that we’ve noticed at the Academy with a remote team is effectively executing team meetings. Sometimes you may have a mix of what we call “on-site” team members and also “off-site” team members, or you may even have a meeting of exclusively off-site employees. When working around different working environments and time zones in addition to everyone else’s busy schedules, meetings can get chaotic and confusing. Putting a process in place for making these meetings run efficiently and in a manner that everyone gets the same benefit is imperative.
I was recently looking around for some information about how to successfully run a meeting with remote team members, and found a great blog from HubSpot that I’d like to share with you. Let me know if you have any additional tips to share!
Check out the original blog here: http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/running-remote-meetings-tips
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