Things to do Prior to Managing a Remote Team

  1. Contact folks you know that have managed remote teams or projects before. Ask for their advice.
  2. Search Google, read some articles.
  3. Consider what has worked in-person, and whether or not it might also work remotely.
  4. Study up on your team: make a spreadsheet, learn something about everyone
  5. Lurk your team’s internal communications: how do people interact?
  6. Work to find clearly defined goals, even if you define them yourself
  7. Create a rough time management structure for yourself ahead of time; be flexible with it, but ensure things are working for you
  8. Ease into it; take some time to get used to the new role. No need to go in guns blazing, right?

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