It’s been well over a year since our workplaces radically transformed, and by now, managers and leaders have accepted that distributed teams are here to stay—whether they're entirely comprised of remote employees, hybrid workers, or a mix of both.
But after the thrill of seeing your coworkers’ pets on Zoom meetings has worn off, you and your team are likely experiencing the pains of collaborating behind your screens. Maybe it’s harder to gauge your direct reports’ capacity to tackle new assignments. Employees may feel less connected when they’re not briefed on upcoming projects. And, of course, there’s the issue of maintaining alignment when you have one team member on the east coast and another on the west coast...and another in Japan.
Rest assured you’re not the only one facing these roadblocks—according to Deloitte, 75% of organizations have reported gaps in managing distributed team culture and connectedness. All of these are tell-tale signs that your current operational model is outdated. Times have changed, and so have your team’s needs and workflows.
That’s why we wrote our distributed team ebook. In it, we address the most urgent challenges facing distributed teams today and share best practices recommended by real managers who’ve devised solutions. Think of it as your blueprint to building a team rooted in connection, collaboration, and visibility in the era of distributed work.
Some common questions we answer include:
- Connection: How can I make each member of my team feel connected to a shared vision?
- Collaboration: How do I empower my employees to work with one another while preventing miscommunication?
- Visibility: What can I do to make it easier for my employees to share context and updates on their work?
Read through our ebook, then start creating a successful distributed team model with Airtable today.