HOW TO LEAD FROM A DISTANCE
•Stay connected on a regular basis, with all members of your team, regardless of where they are and where they work.
•Use the best available technology tools to communicate with your team.
•Handle problem-solving, coaching and recognition discussions properly to get the best results,
•Take time to talk about non-work matters whenever appropriate, by both asking about and sharing information on topics such as families, hobbies, vacations, personal interests, etc.
•Make a point to remember birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions.
•Acknowledge special accomplishments of your team members and your organization.
•Always be sure to give your team members information about organizational goals and how their individual efforts support the attainment of those goals.
Working virtually has many distinct advantages for individuals and organizations, but it requires some new ways of thinking and behaving on the part of each manager and each team member.