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How to Communicate with Your Remote Team

how to communicate with your remote team

Communication is often considered a barrier when it comes to outsourcing. Since remote development teams work from different locations, many people find it difficult to build trust and collaborate successfully. This hesitation often results in businesses choosing not to reap the many benefits of outsourcing.

Allshore Virtual Staffing has created a unique experience that allows customers to enjoy the benefits of outsourcing without the traditional downsides. Below, we have tips to overcome these barriers in communication.

Use the Right Tools

Make sure you and your team are set up for success by using appropriate tools for communication. This is critical in ensuring successful communication with your remote development team. Communication tools like Slack and Skype are commonly used for text chat and virtual meetings.

Video and voice calling on a regular basis will also help to form trusting relationships by boosting morale and helping you and your team stay focused on your conversations. When hosting an online meeting, make sure you are using an external mic with a noise cancellation feature for a clear and concise conversation. Good sound quality will help to prevent confusion or misunderstanding.

Be Considerate and Value Everyone’s Time

Before you get started on projects with your team, we recommend scheduling a set date each week for meetings. Doing so will help prevent any disconnects and lack of communication. Also, it is vital for your team’s success to be considerate of their time and work. When you schedule meetings ahead, make sure you and your team are able to dedicate that time and attention to those meetings consistently.

Over-communicate

No amount of communication is too much when it comes to working with remote teams. In the world of outsourcing and outstaffing, we feel over-communication is extremely valuable because it keeps the work flowing at a good pace and helps you stay up to date on your projects. Active communication also encourages productivity and keeps everyone on the same page.

Provide Constructive Feedback

Providing your remote team with constructive feedback encourages them to be their best, most efficient, and most productive selves. Constructive feedback shows your employees that you appreciate their work, time, and effort. Ultimately, it will provide the foundation for successful relationships within your team, which not only benefits you during this project, but it also paves a path for the success in your upcoming projects.

Summary

Effective communication is the foundation of any successful business relationship. Using a virtual platform to schedule meetings for constructive feedback and updates helps set that foundation and will ultimately lead to successful business relationships.

 

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