After hiring a nearshore team it is normal for most entrepreneurs to wonder how to deal with communication and remote work, so today we will give you some tips that will help you to better manage a remote team.
If you already had experience with local people and decided to outsource an extended team to save money, let us tell you that the real secret to remote success is to present and receive excellent communication and to have very good technology. If either of these two primary characteristics fails there will be a delay in work, for example, if you are already familiar with the leader or each member of the team and you know that they get very good feedback, the lack of a good speed Internet can make your meetings fall and generate a delay in the delivery of information, so our recommendation is that you ensure with your nearshore equipment server that each member has access to high-speed Internet.
Now that you know the two main characteristics for excellent coordination between you and your developers, here are some tips to better manage a remote team
Offer a clear north about what your project is about: it will be important that your nearshore team knows in-depth each of the objectives of the project to avoid any delay or misunderstanding in it.
Provide constant feedback: this step helps to complement the previous one since it will be necessary that at least once a week or once a month you review with your team to confirm that they are doing what you expect from them.
Ask to have at least one face-to-face meeting: if you have the possibility of traveling or requesting the team to come to your location for a day, it will be highly positive for you to get to know each member or at least the designated leader for your project in greater depth. In this way, you will achieve a greater closeness even if the rest of the weeks the work is exclusively remote.
Make sure that your nearshore team suppliers handle kanban type programs: This type of program will help each team member to organize both their goals and the work to be done, allowing you to have a complete view of what each person is doing and how the team is progressing in general.
As you will see, you can hire the most efficient team, however, it will always be up to you to share as clearly as possible the needs and goals of your project so that they can meet your expectations.
Remember that at Necodex we have several teams and you don’t have to worry about communication problems, since each of our developers has the necessary Internet speed to hold successful virtual meetings. You won’t have to keep an eye on each team member because our designated leaders will make sure that each one fulfills his or her role promptly, and at the same time, they will be at your side to keep you up to date with every step of the way.
We hope you find these tips for managing a remote team useful and start implementing them in each of your nearshore teams.