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5 smart tips to help you excel at remote performance management

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5 smart tips to help you excel at remote performance management

As a manager, awareness is an absolute key to running a successful operation with remote teams. Here are five things to consider.

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Learn how boost the key to managing remote teams: awareness.

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People will continue to work from home. Employers recognize the advantages and, consequently, are restructuring jobs and making many roles permanently remote. But managers and employees continue to struggle: New modes of working require new strategies to maintain morale, facilitate teamwork and strengthen engagement. Bas Kohnke is co-founder of the performance management platform Impraise. Although he’s touting the tools his platform features, his solid article offers concise advice and relevant insights for managers adapting their performance management practices to the new reality of remote work.


Managing remote teams requires awareness.

Managers and employees alike are adapting to working remotely and communicating from behind their computers. For managers, the primary challenge and the key to managing remote teams has become awareness: staying on top of performance, collaboration, morale and more – from a distance.

Managers can keep remote teams on track and support employees’ motivation and engagement by adapting processes, priorities and goals. That means plenty of planning – and paying attention.

Focus on performance.

Managers need to keep performance management front and center. The performance management process should support high-quality, ample communication. This communication will, in turn, ensure you have the awareness you need – and employees will feel...

About the Author

Bas Kohnke is the co-founder of Impraise, a web and mobile app for sharing actionable, timely feedback between colleagues.

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