What's the best way of managing a remote team?

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Group IT Manager Operations in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Task based scheduling and central activity management system and solid collaboration platform
Director of Information Technology in Education, 201 - 500 employees
VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Clear expectations - goals, seamless collaboration platform, regular check touch points,  then get out of the way as a leader!
CIO in Media, 2 - 10 employees
Agreed it must be upping your communications and ensuring that the team is highly motivated
Venture Partner, VP Products, Chief Product Officer in Energy and Utilities, 10,001+ employees
I’ve done it at a few companies across many states/countries. Recommend:

1. Weekly video 1x1’s. Don’t just talk work (what have u done/up next) but also how they’re doing and how you can help them be successful.

2. Weekly Team meetings. I used to call these “Staff” but changed it to “Team” since you want to demonstrate you’re in it together - shared wins and losses.

3. Team Building - quarterly at an offsite, ideally coupled with quarterly planning objectives (eg Release Planning if it’s a Product Team).

4. Reinforced Communication - video always on unless bandwidth is an issue. Always share screen on slides / pages, and take notes. By sharing screening on notes at a minimum at the end of a group meeting, you reinforce oral conversation with visual written action items and owners.

5. Overcommunicate - Slack and email reinforce meeting discussions and key takeaways / actions / owners.

I have several other tips, but this post is too long already :)

VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Great tools, trust, reoccurring communication, clear expectations!
Sr. Director in Software, 10,001+ employees
Have a fixed output expected for every half or full day status.  Have a call with them and see how they are doing and the challenges they are facing.
ISSO and Director of the IRU in Healthcare and Biotech, 10,001+ employees
Office 365, Skype, constant communication TRUST your staff.
Director IT Administration in Education, 501 - 1,000 employees
Otis more convenient for IT professionals to work from home, managers only to prioritize schedules, as well discuss with team through conference call. 

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