Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Managing Remote Employees
More and more CPA firms are facing the challenge of how to effectively manage remote workers.
I hear many success stories of being able to retain talented professionals even if they have to relocate to another city or state…. or even country. Remote connectivity for all firm team members has solved that issue. They can actually do the client work no matter where they are sitting.
It’s all the other things that are troublesome. How do we communicate with them? How do we make them feel part of our daily routine? How do we build the camaraderie that people working side-by-side in an office feel? How to we infuse them with our culture?
These challenges will only grow and expand as we move into the future. There are several software solutions to help reinforce communication, teamwork and share work status. That’s just the first step.
Here’s a recent post by Randy Rayess on Fast Company: 3 Tips For Managing Remote Workers. While remote workers is something rather new for the CPA profession, it will be a major factor in the future for the CPA profession.
The 3 tips are:
- Just be compassionate
- Check in personally – even if you can’t physically
- Encourage team members to interact
Follow the link, above, to read more about each of the 3 tips.
- "To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless."