We’ve all been there: We say one thing, but the person we’re speaking to hears and interprets something else entirely.
And when you’re managing a remote team, communication proves even more paramount.
You really have to be very conscious about how you're communicating so nothing gets lost in interpretation – or worse – misinterpretation.
Communication – clear, explicit and thoughtful communication – is, at least for us, the foundation for, well, everything when working remotely. Because regardless of industry, job or even whether you work in a brick-and-mortar office or virtually, how we express our expectations and needs inevitably impacts and affects every outcome.
Both you and your employees will experience the same learning curve, albeit on opposite sides of the equation.
At BELAY, we're emailing or instant messaging. We're on web conferences and texting and calling – five different ways that we communicate and we're doing it all the time.
And sometimes, we will say the same thing on all five channels just to make sure that nothing is lost in translation.
Calling In The Expert
BELAY knows a thing or two about staying connected when working remotely – and so does our fearless CEO, Tricia Sciortino.
So it came as no surprise when Authority Magazine asked Tricia to share the strategies, tools and techniques she uses to effectively and efficiently communicate with her team who all work remotely.
“How can teams effectively communicate if they are never together?”
“What strategies, tools and techniques work to be a highly effective communicator, even if you are not in the same space?”
Read on for Tricia’s answers those burning questions – and more!