1. Assuming that everyone has received and read all the pertinent communication. Sending an email today does not guarantee that it will be read and understood. As a virtual and remote team leader take extra time to communicate key messages in several ways. It might include mention in an email, a team meeting and a one on one phone call.
2. Not bringing people together on a regular basis - Just because people are remote and separate does not mean they don't benefit from regular meetings. Consider the frequency which will work best for the team (bi-weekly, monthly) and the purpose of the team meetings. What are topics each team member can benefit from. As I've written in other posts on virtual team leadership, it can be very useful to have team members share more about their work/reality on a rotational basis.
3. Believing that no feedback about your leadership means it's all going well. As virtual team leaders it is important to cultivate a regular environment of feedback, and two way feedback which also includes conversation about how your leadership support is working for each team member.
4. Not being proactive in being visible with each person - out of sight can equal out of mind. What can you do to keep visible with each person?
As you consider your work as a virtual or remote team leader, what else do you want to keep in mind?
Have a great Wednesday,
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