Emergenetics

Distributed teams
A WEAPPROACH TO
MANAGING A DISTRIBUTED TEAM
As you lead remote or distributed teams, reference this template to connect with your employees’ preferences.

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ANALYTICAL



  • Provide transparency into team operations and company updates.
  • Stick to the facts and provide information succinctly.
  • Focus on goals and outcomes, not activities.
  • Identify clear objectives for any meetings.
  • Leave time for and solicit questions.


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CONCEPTUAL
 


  • Connect their work with the vision of the organization and team.
  • Allow them the freedom to achieve their goals in their own way.
  • Keep things fun and allow for tangents.
  • Give them projects that allow them to brainstorm and experiment with new ideas.
  • Focus on the big picture and skip the details
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STRUCTURAL



  • Outline expectations, roles and rules of engagement for remote work.

  • Identify a schedule, including meeting times, uninterrupted work time, breaks, etc.

  • Provide details, including who, what, when and where for projects.

  • Follow through on your commitments.

  • Honor meeting agendas as well as start and end times.

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SOCIAL



  • Check in regularly with team members.

  • Talk about their life outside of work.

  • Encourage wellness breaks.

  • Ask for and value their input about decisions.

  • Host virtual team building events and meetings to bring the group together.


FIRST-THIRD
EXPRESSIVENESS
Provide information in writing. Direct attention to intranets and chat channels to allow for individual processing.

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THIRD-THIRD
EXPRESSIVENESS
Make time for video interaction, face-to-face conversations and phone calls to allow for external processing.

FIRST-THIRD
ASSERTIVENESS
Build consensus with the team and identify milestones for projects.

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THIRD-THIRD
ASSERTIVENESS
Allow for debate during problem-solving sessions.

FIRST-THIRD
FLEXIBILITY
Schedule uninterrupted work time for focused productivity. Stay the course once decisions are made.

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THIRD-THIRD
FLEXIBILITY
Ask for their suggestions to improve programs and projects along the way. Allow for multitasking approaches toward task completion.


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