1) Have a daily check-in. Whether it’s over chat or video, check in with every member of the team. It might be one-on-one for certain projects or in a group setting if there are things everyone needs to know. Apps like

Zoom make this a cinch.

2) Keep communication channels open. In addition to daily check-ins, let everyone know you are available throughout the day – and make sure you’re available. Everyone must be able to communicate with you and each other. Slack is a great app for handling remote communication.

3) Look at results, not daily activity. Micromanaging never works with remote teams. When you take a hands-off approach, you want to look more at the end results of everyone’s work, not what they’re doing every hour or day. It just isn’t productive.

4) Give your team the resources they need. If a team member is missing a critical piece of technology, such as a

laptop certified to do the work that needs to be done, make sure they have it. Never assume everyone has everything they need.